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New Hampshire

March 7, 2013

Three seek Sandown treasurer post

SANDOWN — Interim treasurer Bruce Cleveland faces a challenge from two other candidates in next week’s election.

Cleveland, James Devine and Erica Olsen seek election to a two-year term as treasurer. The election is Tuesday.

Cleveland, who heads the Budget Committee, was appointed interim treasurer in January as a replacement for Marie Buckley.

Buckley, re-elected to a three-year term last year, stepped down for personal reasons after serving for treasurer for nearly a decade.

Cleveland said he would like to remain in the position, but must defeat Devine, a longtime public servant, and Olsen. She declined to submit a candidate profile to The Eagle-Tribune.

Devine is well known in town, serving as a state representative, selectman and School Board member. He is in his seventh year as a selectman and served on the School Board for 18 years, including two stints as chairman.

Devine has also been a Republican member of the House of Representatives since 2006.

Bruce Cleveland

Age: 53

Occupation: Technical project manager

Incumbent: No

Elective experience: Budget Committee

What do you plan to do if elected? Continue performing the treasurer’s duties and responsibilities to the best of my ability for the next two years.

James Devine

:Age: 72

Occupation: Retired U.S. Treasury employee

Incumbent: No

Elective experience: State representative, selectman, School Board

What do you plan to do if elected?: I will continue to work hard for the town.

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