Thomaston voters elect Giese to select board in special election

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 8:45pm

    THOMASTON — Thomaston voters converged on the polls Tuesday, Aug. 27 to elect one of three declared candidates for the town’s open select board seat. 

    Replacing Beverly St. Clair, who resigned from her select board seat June 12, will be Diane Giese. 

    Candidates running were Zel Bowman-Laberge, Charles Frattini and Diane Giese.

    Zel Bowman-Laberge 86 votes
    Charles Frattini 82 votes
    Diane Giese 93 votes


    Frattini sought a select board seat during the June election that saw voters reelect Bill Hahn to the board and elected Sandra Moore as Peter McCrea’s replacement on the board. 

    The term will fill the Select Board vacancy expiring 2021.

    “It is with regret I respectfully submit my resignation from the position of Selectwoman effective immediately,” St. Clair wrote in her resignation letter.

    “I will just say that there are many unanswered questions here in Thomaston,” she wrote in an emailed statement to “I guess at this point, I have more questions than answers.”

    At its regular select board meeting June 24, the remaining select board members accepted her resignation and established the special election timeline that included a July 1-19 nomination window.