WINDHAM — Four candidates are running for two three-year seats on the Windham Zoning Board of Adjustment. The candidates are John Alosso, Elizabeth Dunn, Heath Partington and Jim Tierney.

Name: Elizabeth "Betty" Dunn

Age: 63

Occupation: Attorney

Incumbent: No

Elective experience: Selectman, school district moderator

What is the single most important issue facing the Windham ZBA? The ZBA must accurately frame the issues to be decided in each case, and then apply the specific facts to the standards required by law.

Name: Heath Partington

Age: 37

Occupation: Software engineer

Incumbent: No

Elective experience: None

What is the single most important issue facing the Windham ZBA? Upholding the state law requirement for use variances is my focus.

Name: James Tierney

Age: 45

Occupation: Code enforcement officer

Incumbent: Yes

Elective experience: Zoning board

What is the single most important issue facing the Windham ZBA? Recent changes in the state statute defining "unnecessary hardship" has made the variance criteria more complex for proper application to upcoming cases to the board.

Candidate John Alosso was unavailable.

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