By Alex Lippa
---- — PLAISTOW — There will be at least one new selectman in town.
Incumbent Selectman John Sherman is being challenged by Joyce Ingerson and Bruce Skofield for two three-year terms.
After 21 years on the board, Selectman Charles “Buzzy” Blinn is not seeking re-election.
:Name: John Sherman
Elective experience: Selectman, Budget Committee
What is the most important issue facing selectmen@BoxText_bold intro\::?: Keeping budget under control while offering services that taxpayers expect and dealing with the budget increases caused by the downshifting of costs from the state.
Name: Joyce Ingerson
Occupation: Business finance, property management.
:Elective experience: Budget Committee, Conflict of Interest Committee
What is the most important issue facing selectmen?: Being fiscally responsible while fairly representing the residents in this town without a personal agenda.
Name: Bruce Skofield
Occupation: Project manager
:Elective experience: None
:What is the most important issue facing selectmen?: Keeping Plaistow a family town while providing activities and housing for the elderly and making Plaistow a place for young adults to raise their families.