Jennifer Glass easily beat Allen Vander Meulen for the contested one-year vacancy on the Board of Selectmen by a margin of 609-91 (87% to 13%) in the March 27 town election.
In the only other contested seat, John MacLachlan bested Stanley Solomon for a three-year term as Bemis trustee by a margin of 66% to 33% (328 votes to 167 votes).
“This evening I had the honor of being the first to congratulate Jennifer Glass for her win in today’s vote in the contest to decide which of us would fill the final year of the retiring Renel Fredriksen’s seat on Lincoln’s Board of Selectmen,” Vander Meulen wrote on LincolnTalk Monday night. “I did not know Jennifer before we began this contest, but over the last couple of months, I have come to know her as a gracious, intelligent, and tough adversary, and a great person to hang out with and chat on cold, rainy March days. I know that Jennifer will serve Lincoln well, just as she already has in her years on Lincoln’s School Committee, and I look forward to working with her as we each in our own ways continue our labors on behalf of this town and its people that we both love.”
Glass just finished three terms on the School Committee; Vander Meulen is chair of the Housing Commission and its delegate to the newly formed South Lincoln Project Implementation Committee, as well as a member of the Housing Trust.
The new Board of Selectmen will consist of James Craig, who ran unopposed in 2016 for the seat formerly held by Noah Eckhouse; Glass; and Jonathan Dwyer, who ran unopposed this week for the open seat of former Selectman Peter Braun.