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March 8, 2014

Three seek Sandown selectman seat

SANDOWN — Three candidates are running for a two-year seat on the Board of Selectmen.

They are Stephen Brown, John Quevillon and Daniel Saltalamacchia. The election is Tuesday.

The three seek to serve the remainder of Brenda Copp’s three-year term. Copp was re-elected a year ago, but stepped down from the post last fall.

Brown and Quevillon, both former selectmen, said they are ready to return to the board after stepping down for personal reasons.

Brown served for four years. Quevillon said he was on the board for a year and a half. Saltalamacchia could not be reached for an interview.

In a separate selectmen’s race, incumbent James Devine and Cynthia Buco are running uncontested for two three-year seats.

Buco wants the seat on the five-member board held by Chairman Thomas Tombarello, who is not seeking re-election.

Tombarello said he wants spend more time focusing on his duties as one of three Rockingham County commissioners.

Voting will be at Town Hall from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Name: Stephen Brown

Age: 67

Occupation: Account manager, Staples Inc.

Incumbent: No

Elective experience: Selectman, Budget Committee, Timberlane School Board, Timberlane Budget Committee.

What is the most important issue facing selectmen? : We need to keep taxes at a reasonable level. But, at the same time, we can’t let our infrastructure, our roads and bridges, to deteriorate.

Name: John Quevillon

Age: 48

Occupation: Director of pulmonary neurophysiology and sleep disorders, Catholic Medical Center

Incumbent: No

Elective experience: Selectman

What is the most important issue facing selectmen?: The absolute priority right now is to lower the tax rate. We have people leaving town because they can’t afford the taxes.

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