BRATTLEBORO — Kate O’Connor, a longtime aide to former Gov. Howard Dean, won election to a three-year seat on the Brattleboro Select Board Tuesday, defeating former Select Board member Ben “Spoon” Agave. The tally was 985-664.
Also winning election were John Allen and David Schoales, who were elected to two one-year seats on the board. Allen received 710 votes and Schoales received 580 votes, in a six-way race for the two open seats. Other candidates were Ian Kiehl, 564 votes, Donna Macomber, 534, Phil Kramer, 334, and David Cadran, 256.
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