May 23, 2024

Solas, Pereira Victors in Tuesday’s Election

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George Solas has won a second term on the Rehoboth Board of Selectmen.

1,661 voters, representing 15 percent of the town’s 10, 752 eligible voters, cast ballots in Tuesday’s annual Town Election.

Solas won 970 votes. Dave Pereira, who has served as chairman of the Zoning Board, was also elected to the Board. Pereira won 947 votes. Challenger Richard Panofsky placed third with 837 votes. “All the candidates had a good showing, and I am very happy with the outcomes,” Pereira said.

In the race for two seats on the Dighton-Rehoboth School Committee, incumbent Katie Ferreira-Aubin was victorious with 882 votes. Newcomer Karen Dasilva was also a winner with 975 votes. A third candidate, Robert Owens, trailed with 856 votes. “I look forward to serving another 3 years on the Dighton-Rehoboth School Committee,” Ferreira-Aubin said Wednesday. 

Joseph Collins defeated Lisa Halajko for a four year seat on the Park Commission. Collins won 756 votes, Halajko got 647 votes.

Thomas Nicholson defeated Mary Solas for a seat on the Water Commission. Nicholson won 867 votes. Solas won 641 votes.

  • Kathleen Amaral ran unopposed for a five year seat on the Park Commission.
  • Lynne Ferreira ran unopposed for a five year seat on the Planning Board.
  • Kimberly Pereira ran unopposed for a three year seat on the Planning Board.
  • Susan Taylor ran unopposed for a three year seat on the Board of Assessors.
  • Town Clerk Laura Schwall ran unopposed for another three year term.
  • Town Moderator William Cute ran unopposed for another one year term.
  • Robert Johnson ran unopposed for another term as Tree Warden.
  • Martin Lee Parker ran unopposed for Constable.
  • Joseph Collins ran unopposed for a five year seat on the Housing Authority.

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