Woodbury Voters Opt to Return Perkinson to Board of Selectmen

Voters chose former Selectman Barbara Perkinson over board appointee Michelle Ecsedy in Tuesday's special election.

Michelle Ecsedy (left) and Barbara Perkinson (right). Patch File Photos
Michelle Ecsedy (left) and Barbara Perkinson (right). Patch File Photos
Woodbury voters chose to overturn the Board of Selectmen’s appointment of Michelle Ecsedy as their third member, voting 990-947 to return Barbara Perkinson to office in Tuesday’s special election.

Ecsedy was appointed to the BOS in December after former First Selectman Gerald Stomski declined to take his seat as selectman after November’s election.

Perkinson, a longtime selectman and Stomski’s running mate in November, was the local Republican Party choice to take over the seat. Perkinson’s tenure and Ecsedy’s lack of time with the party — she was registered as an Independent until shortly before her appointment — lead some residents to petition the special election.

Once Tuesday’s results are certified, Perkinson will once again take her place on the board.
Voice of Reason May 20, 2014 at 09:08 PM
Congrats to Barbara Perkinson and a bigger congrats to the taxpayers of Woodbury!
Jerry Plant May 20, 2014 at 09:35 PM
Congratulations to you Barbara. The voters have voted to enable you to once again to continue on with your good work as Selectman. Billy Butterly was right, you are an "enabler". Perhaps there is hope once again for Woodbury.
Diana May 21, 2014 at 11:51 AM
Congratulations to you Barbara Perkinson !
Sean May 21, 2014 at 01:27 PM
Keep the victories coming. Region 14 vote tomorrow Thursday May 22nd. Town budget vote Thursday May 29th.


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