DERRY — Two incumbents hope to win another three-year term on the Town Council in next week’s election.
Incumbent David Milz goes up against Tom Cardon for the open District 2 council seat. Incumbent Joel Olbricht takes on newcomer Mark Osborne for the Councilor-at-Large position.
Al Dimmock is running unopposed for the open District 4 council position. Brian Chirichiello is not seeking another term on the council.
Derry Town Council, Councilor-at-Large
:Name: Joel Olbricht
Occupation: Certified public accountant
Elective experience: School Board, Town Council, fire commissioner
: What is the main issue facing the Derry Town Council?: Economic development work is important. Derry needs continual efforts to expand businesses and jobs. We must work with downtown and Route 28 south.
Name: Mark Osborne
Elective experience: None
What is the main issue facing the Derry Town Council?: The property tax must not go up. Derry cannot afford higher taxes. The town government must live within its means like the rest of us.
Derry Town Council, District 2
:Name: David Milz
Occupation: Retired airline executive
Elective experience: Town Council, fire commissioner, state representative
What is the single most important issue facing the Derry Town Council?: Bringing down and controlling the Derry tax rate, including the school budget.
Name: Tom Cardon
Elective experience: Charter Commission
What is the single most important issue facing the Derry Town Council?: Taxes went up last year and will go up another $3 per $1,000 this year, making our tax rate the highest in the state.