Duke County Commission Candidates

Eight candidates are running for seven seats on the Dukes County Commission. The Gazette emailed questions to all the candidates asking them to speak to their qualifications and the role of the commission. Click on the candidate's name to read his or her response to the questions.

Gretchen Underwood, a retired administrator from Oak Bluffs, said the commission should make fiscally responsible decisions that benefit all residents.
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Robert Zeltzer of Chilmark said the commission should take a greater role in providing Island-wide services.
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Christine C. Todd, a real estate agent from Oak Bluffs, said she is passionate about the health and well-being of the entire Island community.
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Norman L. Perry of Chilmark said the county commission should unify the towns and create detailed plans of action.
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Tristan R. Israel of Tisbury, the owner of a landscape company, advocates for strengthening social services for Vineyarders.
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David Jeffrey Holway of Edgartown said he wants to continue to restore public confidence in Dukes County government.
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Leon Brathwaite 2nd of West Tisbury, a retired administrator, said he is committed to public service and a well managed and fiscally responsible county government.
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John S. Alley of West Tisbury, a justice of the peace, said the commission provides a regional solution to problems.
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