RICHMOND — Contested races abound in the upcoming June 12 local elections, including a five-way race for two seats on the Board of Selectmen.

Incumbent Clarence Cummins and challengers David W. Guilmette, Gary Poulin, Pauline Beasley and Frederic Browne will square off in bids for two three-year seats on the Board of Selectmen.

Cummins was elected in 2009. The other available seat was held by Jennifer Greenleaf, who resigned in March, according to Town Clerk Sharon Woodward.

The top two vote-getters out of the five candidates will take the selectmen positions.

Nomination papers for local elected positions were due at the Richmond Town Office by Monday night.

Two residents submitted papers seeking to fill one, one-year term representing Richmond on the Regional School Unit 2 Board of Directors — Jay Brown and Lori Umberhine.

Incumbent Robert Bodge Jr. and challenger Thomas Webster are both seeking one available, three year term on the Richmond Utilities District.

Kimberly Valerk-Molnar is the only candidate to take out papers for either of two open, three-year position on the Budget Committee, leaving the other position to be filled by write-in.

Elections, according to Woodward, are June 12, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., at Richmond High School, the same day state primary elections will be decided.

Keith Edwards — 621-5647

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