A check-in call to Town Clerk Jamie Gray this morning unveiled a new candidate in the race for Town Council. Gray explained that the expected candidates Matt Lehman, John Eastman, Rick Wood and Tony Barrett had all pulled papers, but in addition, so had Dawn Vereuck.
Vereuck had not announced prior to the opening of the filing period that she planned to run, but she claimed in a phone interview that she has been discussing the possibility with friends and family for the past year.
“I think the Town is going in the wrong direction and I want to change it,” Vereuck said. She added that she does not want to be “in there forever,” but instead wants to get in and make a change and get out.
One item she really wants to focus on is the budget. Being a small business owner in town, Vereuck stated she is struggling just like everyone else and doesn’t want to see the town go broke.
Vereuck has sat on the Chamber of Commerce Board for the last seven years, but claimed she was not feeling effective there anymore. If elected, she would step down from the Board but would hope to be the Council representative for the organization.
All of the individuals listed above have merely pulled papers, according to Gray. No one has filed their papers yet. The closing date for filing paperwork is March 12.