EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

March 4, 2013

Derry has two Town Council races

By Julie Huss
jhuss@eagletribune.com

---- — 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

Age: 56

Occupation: Certified public accountant

Incumbent: Yes

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

Age: 35

Occupation: Lawyer

Incumbent: No

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

Age: 63

Occupation: Retired airline executive

Incumbent: Yes

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

Age: 61

Occupation: Teacher

Incumbent: No

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.