Town Chooses A Fresh Face For Lunenburg Council

Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017 01:59 AM

Lunenburg town council is whole again after Saturday’s special election.


Matt Risser will be the sixth member after gathering 61% of the vote.


Risser says his youth may have played a factor in his victory.


“I think people were excited that a young person was running. I think there was a bit of an urge to see a bit of new blood, not that I think there is anything wrong with the old blood that’s there.”


Risser says while he may be a new face on council, he certainly isn’t new to the town.


“I’m somebody who’s grown up in Lunenburg, but also lived away. So, I’m also able to bring a fresh voice, but also one that’s deeply familiar with the town and its traditions.”


The election was called after Brian Davis resigned his seat in May, citing health concerns.


Not surprisingly for polls open on a sunny, summer Saturday, voter turnout was low.


Just 605 (or 30%) of a possible 1,987 residents cast their ballot.


Risser will be sworn at the next council meeting on August 22.