EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

March 5, 2013

Londonderry has town clerk's contest

By Julie Huss

---- — LONDONDERRY — Incumbent Meg Seymour goes up against challenger Patti Hanley Maccabe for the three-year town clerk/tax collector job.

The town clerk/tax collector race is one of only two contested races in town.

Both women said successful customer service is key to the job. They also want to make sure town elections run smoothly and correctly.

:Name: Meg Seymour

Age: 51

Occupation: Town clerk/tax collector

Incumbent: Yes

Elective experience: Town clerk/tax collector

What is the main priority facing the town clerk?: Balancing the day-to-day priorities and ensure great customer service. Maintaining knowledge of state laws and updating procedures.

Name: Patti Maccabe

Age: 53

Occupation: Development director

Incumbent: No

Elective experience: None

What is the main priority facing the town clerk?: Provide accurate, personable service in Town Hall, efficiently maintain town records, develop productive working relationship with town manager, council, School Board; provide accurate, fair elections.