School board race contested in Tisbury

Tisbury town hall. —MV Times

With the deadline passing on Tuesday evening, select board chair Roy Cutrer appears poised to cruise to re-election without a challenger in June’s annual town election.

Tisbury resident Bruce Campbell, who has run for select board before, told The Times that he planned to challenge Cutrer, and had pulled papers to run. But according to the town clerk’s office, Campbell hadn’t filed his nomination papers by Tuesday’s deadline.

No other candidates filed to run for the town’s lead board.

Cutrer was elected to the select board in 2021, after ousting incumbent Jim Rogers. Prior to serving on the select board, Cutrer served on the board of assessors for nearly two decades.

In other Tisbury elections, there will be a contested race for the school committee. Incumbent Amy Houghton is seeking re-election, and she will be challenged by Lora Ksieniewicz. 

Newcomer Daniel C. Phelan is running for the town’s planning board, with incumbent Cheryl Doble not seeking re-election.

Tisbury’s election will be held on June 11 at the fire station on Spring Street; polls are open from noon to 8 pm.