EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

March 6, 2013

Three-way race for two Plaistow selectmen's seats

By Alex Lippa
alippa@eagletribune.com

---- — 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

Age: 64

Occupation: Retired

Incumbent: Yes

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

Age: 52

Occupation: Business finance, property management.

:Incumbent: No

: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

Age: 62

Occupation: Project manager

:Incumbent: No

: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.