The first of several upcoming swearing in ceremonies for incumbents and newly elected Easton town officials took place at Town Hall today. Town Clerk Christine Halloran administered the oath of office to Democrat David Bindelglass for his second term as first selectman.

Bindelglass outperformed Jeff Parker, his Republican challenger, 1,613 to 1,491 in the Nov. 2 municipal election. You can read more about it here: Bindelglass Wins Second Term as First Selectman.

The composition of the Board of Selectmen is undecided pending a recount on Nov. 9 to determine who will join Bindelglass and Republican Kristi Sogofsky in the third chair. Incumbent Democratic Selectman Bob Lessler is 11 votes ahead of Parker, who ran for first selectman against Bindelglass, but could still be in the running for selectman if the vote count were to change in his favor.

Also undecided is the race for the Board of Finance spot for a two-year term. Art Laske (D) leads Wendy Bowditch (R) by two votes. A recount will determine the political balance on the board. If Laske retains his victory, the board will be evenly divided, three to three, between the two parties. If the recount changes the tally, putting Bowditch ahead, the board will consist of four Republication and two Democrats as it did during the previous term.

You can read more about the Nov. 9 recanvass of the races for selectman and Board of Finance (to fill a vacancy for two years) here: Election Recount Set for Nov. 9 UPDATED.

Swearing-in ceremonies for all of the winning candidates will take place in the near future.

Photo at top: Town Clerk Christine Halloran swears in David Bindelglass for a second term as first selectman. — Jane Paley Photo.

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