EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

March 8, 2014

Road agent up for grabs in Hampstead

By Alex Lippa

---- — HAMPSTEAD — Road Agent Jon Worthen is fighting for his job against Proctor Wentworth, who once held the position for more than a decade.

Worthen has been the town’s road agent for 10 years. Prior to that he worked in construction.

Wentworth served the town for 18 years before Worthen beat him at the polls. Wentworth is also running for Planning Board.

Name: Jon Worthen

Age: 55

Incumbent: Yes

Occupation: Road agent

Elective experience: Road agent

What is the single most important issue facing your board/committee?: With money being so tight, it is important to give the best job for the tax money that is spent.

Name: Proctor Wentworth

Age: Refused to disclose

Incumbent: No

Occupation: Heavy equipment operator

Elective experience: Road agent, Planning Board.

What is the single most important issue facing the Road Agent?: The main issue is getting the roads paved to what they were 10 years ago and spending the taxpayers’ money efficiently.