STOCKTON SPRINGS — A special election has been called for Tuesday, July 20, to fill the final year of Peter Curley’s three-year term on the Board of Selectmen, expiring June 30, 2022.  Voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the bottom floor of the Town Office, which will be closed to other business that day.

Curley resigned last month, citing personal reasons. Darren Shute was the only candidate to turn in nomination papers by the July 7 deadline. He had run for the board in the June 8 election, and lost to Marsha Shute.

In June Darren told The Republican Journal has not held elective office, but has been on the Harbor Committee for the last eight to 10 years. He said he would like to serve the town and wants to work with the other current members of the board, whom he called “people who care about the town.”

As for the strengths he would bring to the board, he cited his values. “I work hard at everything I do. Whatever I do, I put 110% into it.” He added that he is a good listener and seeks to learn about both sides of an issue.

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