PITTSTON — Timothy Marks won a seat on the Board of Selectmen on Monday with 99 votes, according to Town Clerk Ann Chadwick.

Incumbent Isaiah Peppard came in as a close second with 82 votes. The third candidate, Daniel Myshrall, Jr. had 45 votes.

Marks, 51, retired from the state police in 2011 after 25 years with the force.

Married with four children, Marks volunteered to teach driver education at Gardiner schools, and coached basketball, baseball and football. He works as an independent logger.

In other municipal races:

* Penny Poolman beat incumbent Tom Farkas for the Regional School Unit 11 school board seat. Poolman received 110 votes and Farkas, 105.


* Jean Myshrall and Theodore Zagwyn won two available seats on the Personnel Board. Myshrall received 149 votes and Zagwyn, 132.

* Marlene Colvin won back her seat on the Planning Board with 192 votes.

* William Huberg was re-elected as an alternate Planning Board member, with 171 votes

* S. Larry Ireland was re-elected to the position of East Pittston Water District Director, with 4 votes.

No one took out nomination papers for three vacant slots on the Budget Committee, but there were 11 write-in candidates.

Three write-ins, including Marks, received 4 votes, and eight received 2 votes. The Town Office staff could not release the names of write-ins until after they have been contacted to say whether they want the position.

Marks will be taken off the list, according to Chadwick, because he won a seat on the Board of Selectmen.


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