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Former Finance Committee member Loubert makes last-minute bid for Selectboard as a write-in candidate

Great Barrington —  Two days before the town’s annual election on Tuesday, May 14, former Finance Committee member Michelle Loubert has announced she is running as a write-in candidate. Loubert posted her announcement […]

Great Barrington —  Two days before the town’s annual election on Tuesday, May 14, former Finance Committee member Michelle Loubert has announced she is running as a write-in candidate.

Loubert posted her announcement on Facebook on Sunday, May 12.

For this election, Selectboard incumbents Eric Gabriel and Garfield Reed, who were both elected in May 2021, are both running for seats with three-year terms.

“Conversations with numerous residents regarding this upcoming election have been a bit disheartening,” Loubert wrote in her announcement. “Many, particularly in Housatonic, are saying they are not going to the polls since there is no contest and they are not happy with the candidates presented.  Sometimes it is [because they are]  tired of town government, or government in general. To be honest, after my experiences with town government over the last year, I, too, was tempted to ‘take a break’ but that didn’t last very long!”

Loubert wrote “Some have told me that they would go to the polls if I was running for Selectboard. I responded that any voter can write in a candidate other than those listed on the ballot. When asked if my name could be written in, I said yes.”

For more information about this year’s town election, click here.

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