The new Chatham United Party won the biggest victory in the handful of village elections Tue. March 15, with Tom Curran taking over the Chatham Village Mayor role. Curran, a political novice, beat out longtime Mayor Paul Boehme 423 to 231. Curran’s running mate Joanne Delrossi also defeated incumbent trustee Pat Wemitt 422 to 252. The large turnout was the result of the new party’s pushback against a proposed 12 percent spending hike in 2010 that Boehme whittled down to under 5 percent, after pressure from Curran and others. Click here
to listen to the interview with Tom Curran Wed. March 16 on the WGXC Afternoon Show, and hear his ideas for Chatham.