Tisbury elects Jon Snyder selectman

Marie Maciel campaigned for votes on Tuesday when the town said yes for Jon Snyder, but no for an additional pay step for town employees. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

Updated 3 pm, Wednesday

In Tisbury town elections Tuesday, April 24, voters elected Jon Snyder as selectman. Mr. Snyder collected 473 votes, narrowly outdistancing Tom Pachico, who had 426. Mr. Snyder is a personal banking representative at Sovereign’s Oak Bluffs branch. He has served on Tisbury’s finance and advisory committee for six years and on the All-Island Finance Committee for five years.

A total of 926 voters, or 32 percent of the town’s 2,930 registered voters, participated.

The two candidates in Tisbury’s only contested race competed for the seat held by Geoghan Coogan, who did not seek reelection. Mr. Pachico is the Tisbury health agent, a job he has held for more than 19 years. He served three previous terms as selectman, until 2008, when he lost his seat to Jeff Kristal.

Voters were in a no mood when it came to ballot questions. They said an emphatic no, 686-215, to the non-binding question about a roundabout planned for the Blinker intersection; no, 492-384, to a proposed multi-million dollar connector road from State Road to the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road; and no, 458-430, to the proposed addition of a new step in the town’s employee compensation plan.