By Alex Lippa
---- — HAMPSTEAD — Five candidates are competing for two open spots on the Planning Board.
Longtime incumbent Proctor Wentworth is being challenged by Chris Dane, Chad Bennett, Jeff Mackey and Glen Emerson.
Wentworth declined to answer the questionnaire. Emerson did not respond.
Occupation: Fire captain, land surveyor
Elective Experience: None
What is the most important issue facing the Planning Board? Adopting a complete master plan for Hampstead. Having this would open up a new world of possibilities for the town’s future needs.
Occupation: Owner of excavation company
Elective experience: None
What is the most important issue facing the Planning Board? I feel the direction Hampstead is headed in is jeopardizing many of our town’s best qualities. We need to preserve what makes our town special.
Occupation: Buildings and Grounds Department in Hampstead
Elective experience: Cemetery Trustee
What is the most important issue facing the Planning Board? Being a young, educated, lifelong resident, I want to give back to this great town and bring a younger generation’s ideas to the table.