GILFORD — Richard "Rags" Grenier, the former superintendent of the Belknap County Department of Corrections and member of the Budget Committee, is the lone candidate seeking to fill the seat on the Board of Selectmen left empty by the decision of Kevin Hayes, the incumbent, not to run for re-election. The 2014 filing period closed on Friday.
There are five candidates for three seats on the Budget Committee. Incumbents Kevin Roy, Sue Greene and Kevin Leandro are all seeking re-election while Skip Murphy, a former member of the committee, and J. Scott Davis, a former member of the Planning Board who currently serves as vice-chairman of the Zoning Board of Adjustment, complete the field.
Rae Mello-Andrews filed for election to a three-year term on the School Board, succeeding Paul Blandford who term expires this year.
Denise Morrissette Gonyer, the incumbent, has filed for re-election as Town Clerk/Tax Collector.