Harbinson withdraws from race for 1-year BOS seat
TOWN HOUSE- Norman Harbinson is withdrawing from the race for the one-year selectman seat, leaving Dennis Randall as the only candidate seeking to fill the Board of Selectmen (BOS) seat vacated by former-Selectman Ron Gleason’s resignation.
Harbinson made the announcement through a hand-delivered statement to the Journal at Tuesday night’s BOS meeting.
“I have started a new job and I am finding it both very good and very time demanding,” Harbinson’s statement reads.
Harbinson’s statement says that in addition to starting a new job, Harbinson has “had a casting call for a reoccurring roll in a TV series” and been “offered to be an advisor on an upcoming film.”
Harbinson returned his nomination papers last week.
“I feel that if [these circumstances] happen, I will be unable to provide the town with the time necessary if I were elected,” Harbinson’s statement reads. “Therefore I am now withdrawing from the election and hope someone will step up and run in my place.”
Potential candidates for town offices have until March 7th to pull nomination papers at town clerk’s office in the Kingston Town House.
In order to be placed on the April ballot, nomination papers must be completed and returned to Town Clerk Mary Lou Murzyn by Monday, March 10th.