EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

March 8, 2013

Three-way race for Atkinson selectman

By Alex Lippa
alippa@eagletribune.com

---- — ATKINSON — Incumbent Selectman Fred Childs is being challenged by William Baldwin and Craig Schuster for a three-year term.

Baldwin and Schuster both ran unsuccessfully for selectman last year for the seat won by Todd Barbera.

William Baldwin

Age: 42

Occupation: Police lieutenant

Incumbent: No

Elective experience: Timberlane Regional School Board

What is the most important issue facing selectmen? It is important to work well with other committees, especially with the school district to keep the taxes down. We need to reduce property taxes.

Craig Schuster

Age: 41

Occupation: Manufacturing manager

Incumbent: No

Elective experience: Selectman, Budget Committee

What is the most important issue facing selectmen? To establish core town principles and processes through leadership to supply needed services while being fiscally responsible.

Fred Childs

Age: Refused to disclose

Occupation: Retired

Incumbent: Yes

Elective experience: Selectman

What is the most important issue facing selectmen? To continue to properly maintain and upgrade Atkinson’s infrastructure in an energy-efficient and cost-effective manner.