Fairhaven Re-elects Powers, Gains Two New Select Board Members
FAIRHAVEN — Voters in Fairhaven have re-elected Stasia Powers to the Select Board for a three-year term and added two new board members at this year's town election.
Unofficial results posted after polls closed Monday night show the incumbent Powers pulled the most votes with 1,474, earning the longest term of all three Select Board seats.
Leon Correy III will be joining the board for a two-year term after earning the second most votes with 1,458, while Charlie Murphy will gain a one-year term with 1,376 votes, bringing the total number of Fairhaven select board members to five.
Candidates Cameron Durant and Cathy Melanson lost out on a board seat with 1,195 and 641 votes, respectively.
The expansion of the town's select board was approved by the state legislature last October.
A former School Committee member, Powers was voted onto the select board last year after former board chair Dan Freitas was recalled in a special election.
Murphy also has prior experience on the board, serving for over a decade before he was replaced in 2020 with current board member Keith Silvia.
Monday's unofficial election results also show longtime Board of Health member and current vice chair Peter DeTerra ousted by newcomer Heidi Hacking, 821 votes to her 1,723.
School Committee members Kyle Bueno and Erik Andersen both keep their seats for another three-year term after running unopposed, and Kevin Grant and Sharon Simmons each earned a spot on the Planning Board.
Other election results include acting Town Clerk Linda Fredette officially elected to the clerk's position for a three-year term, Anne Smith elected to the Board of Public Works, and Gary Souza to the Housing Authority.