An Essex Town selectboard member and ukulele player will run as an independent for the Essex/Westford House seat now held by Republican Bob Bancroft. The incumbent is already being challenged by Democrat Alyssa Black.
“Watt’s press release states that he has consistently supported property rights and that he’s fought for the recognition of the diverse needs of all Essex residents as a member of the governance sub-committee. He says that he would use his experience as a selectboard member to work hard for the residents of Westford and rural Essex while in Montpelier. Watts’ volunteer contributions include spending time in the schools and with the Essex Town Boy Scouts. He’s coached soccer and has had a long affiliation with the Essex-Jericho-Underhill Foodshelf. Watts has been a service leader at work--organizing site-wide volunteer events at IBM and GlobalFoundries. Watts and his wife, Janet, are longtime residents of Essex and raised their three boys together in the town. He also likes to play the ukulele with the neighborhood band and biking and kayaking with his wife."
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