Franklin voters re-elect incumbents

FRANKLIN — Voters re-elected incumbent tax assessors and Select Board and School Board members to their positions on March 25. Town Meeting was held the next day.

Roy Gott was re-elected to his seat on the Regional School Unit 24 (RSU 24) Board of Directors with 107 votes. During Gott’s previous term, he served as the board’s chairman.

Gott’s opponent, Renee Trust, received 64 votes.

Dawn Carter was re-elected to the Select Board with 149 votes, with write-in candidates Steve Mosley and Trust receiving three votes and one vote, respectively.

Hugh Hooper kept his position as a tax assessor with 155 votes, with Trust getting one vote as a write-in.

The town reported that 175 ballots were cast in the election.

The following day at Town Meeting, voters approved a budget of $772,740, which includes the town’s operating budget, fire department budget, road budget and other requests, Carter confirmed.

All articles on the town’s warrant were approved except for one, which asked voters if they would like the town to stop mailing out Franklin’s annual report to residents. Voters decided they wanted the paper copies to continue.

Rebecca Alley

Rebecca Alley

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Rebecca is the Schoodic-area reporter and covers the towns of Eastbrook, Franklin, Hancock, Lamoine, Sorrento, Sullivan, Waltham, Winter Harbor and Trenton. She lives in Ellsworth with her husband and baby boy who was joyously welcomed in June 2020. Feel free to send tips and story ideas to [email protected]

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