Roads, spending among key issues in commissioner's race


GREENFIELD — Commissioner Derek Towle’s two challengers say much more can be done to improve roads and spending in county government, but the incumbent is pointing to success during his eight years in office.

Towle is seeking a third term, while challengers Marc Huber and Richard Walker say change is needed to better the community’s infrastructure and plan for the county’s economic future. In the race for the District 2 Republican nomination, it will be up to voters May 6 to decide who can best serve the community as a member of the county’s executive branch.

Former childhood neighbors, Towle and Huber don’t see eye-to-eye on several critical issues that have come up in the past few years. Huber currently serves on the Hancock County Council but says he’d rather serve in the branch that makes executive decisions before the council has to fund them.

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