Local office races take shape in Stamford

This article by Ed Damon originally appeared Jan. 30 in the Bennington Banner.

STAMFORD — Local elections are beginning to take shape: Voters in another Bennington County town will see contested races when they head to the polls in March.

In Bennington, one candidate has withdrawn from his race a day after the deadline for petitions. Stamford will see contested races for the Select Board and School Board, according to Town Clerk Lori A. Shepard.

Jim Stimpson and Chris Warren are both running for a three-year seat on the Select Board that is now held by David R. Tatro, who is not seeking another term. Daniel J. Potvin is running unopposed for another two-year term.

Helen Francis Fields and Kelly Holland are both running for an open three-year term on the School Board. Jessica Bugbee holds that seat and is not seeking re-election. Barbara Malinowski is running unopposed for another two-year term.

George A. Sleeman had returned papers for another three-year term on the Bennington School Board. Sleeman withdrew from the race on Tuesday morning, according to Bennington Town Clerk Cassandra Barbeau, and his name will not appear on the ballot.

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