NEWTON — Charles Melvin is challenging incumbent Selectman Trisha McCarthy for a three-year seat on the Board of Selectmen.
Name: Charles Melvin Sr.
Occupation: Owner of C and M Auto Repair, real estate broker
Elective experience: None
What is the single most important issue facing the Newton Board of Selectmen?: Protecting the taxpayer's wallet. For example, I'd like to see a set of scales at the transfer station.
Name: Trisha Collins McCarthy
Occupation: Keller Williams Realty
Elective experience: Selectman
What is the single most important issue facing the Newton Board of Selectmen? Improving services to the town and residents in a tough economy with budget restraints. Facilitating positive communication within our boards and encouraging education for our employees.
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