Vadney retiring from Meredith Selectboard; Seeger only candidate to file

MEREDITH — After serving one term on the Board of Selectmen, Herb Vadney, who is also serving his first term in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, has chosen not to seek re-election.

Prior to his election to the Selectboard, Vadney was long chair of the Planning Board.

Hillary Seeger, nee Jollimore, was the lone candidate to file for the Selectboard by the close of the filing period on Friday.

Seeger, whose father Ken served a town moderator and mother, Ann as supervisor of the checklist, said she has no political experience, but after watching what has been happening in Washington decided lack of experience would not put her at a disadvantage. "I'm a collaborative person," she said, "and believe representatives of the people should follow their conscience rather than their party."

Seeger served as a civil engineering technician in the United States Air Force for eight years and in the Army National Guard for another six. She is vice-president of the Laconia Kiwanis Club and was an enthusiastic supporter of Christopher Boothby's campaign for the Executive Council. Saying that as a selectman she intends to represent the will of the people, she urged anyone with questions about her candidacy to call her at 707-6821.