Jenkins Faces VanTassel in Sanbornton selectman's race

SANBORNTON —  A long time member of the Budget Committee will be squaring off against the former head of the Public Works Department in this year's race for selectman.

On May 13, voters will chose between Jeff Jenkins and Johnny VanTassel for the three-year term. Incumbent Guy Giunta is not seeking reelection.

Jenkins is a member of the town's Budget Committee and has often been very vocal at selectman's meetings about how the town's highway crews should maintain the roads and bridges in town.

VanTassel was the head of the Department of Public Works until late last year when he resigned to take the job as the head of the Northfield Public Works Department.

Both are members of a committee established by selectmen to see if the town should subcontract the work currently being done by the highway department to a private subcontractor.

The will be a candidates night on May 2 at 7 p.m. at the Sanbornton Public Library. Tilton resident Pat Clark will moderate.