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March 7, 2013

Four candidates square off for two council jobs

DERRY — Two incumbents hope to win another three-year term on the Town Council in next week’s election.

Incumbent David Milz goes up against Tom Cardon for the open District 2 council seat. Incumbent Joel Olbricht takes on newcomer Mark Osborne for the Councilor-at-Large position.

Al Dimmock is running unopposed for the open District 4 council position. Brian Chirichiello is not seeking another term on the council.

Derry Town Council, Councilor-at-Large

Name: Joel Olbricht

Age: 56

Occupation: Certified public accountant

Incumbent: Yes

Elective experience: School Board, Town Council, fire commissioner

What is the main issue facing the Derry Town Council? Economic development work is important. Derry needs continual efforts to expand businesses and jobs. We must work with downtown and Route 28 south.

Name: Mark Osborne

Age: 35

Occupation: Lawyer

Incumbent: No

Elective experience: None

What is the main issue facing the Derry Town Council? The property tax must not go up. Derry cannot afford higher taxes. The town government must live within its means like the rest of us.

Derry Town Council, District 2

Name: David Milz

Age: 63

Occupation: Retired airline executive

Incumbent: Yes

Elective experience: Town Council, fire commissioner, state representative

What is the single most important issue facing the Derry Town Council? Bringing down and controlling the Derry tax rate, including the school budget.

Name: Tom Cardon

Age: 61

Occupation: Teacher

Incumbent: No

Elective experience: Charter Commission

What is the single most important issue facing the Derry Town Council? Taxes went up last year and will go up another $3 per $1,000 this year, making our tax rate the highest in the state.

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