Tisbury voters elected Larry J. Gomez as their new selectman and voted down funding for a new school administration building at the annual town election Tuesday.

Voter turnout was light, with 577 of 3,321 voters, about 17 per cent, coming out to vote at the emergency services building.

Mr. Gomez was elected to fill an open seat on the board of selectmen with 462 votes; selectman Jonathan Snyder did not seek a second term. The other candidate on the ballot, Frank H. Brunelle, received 84 votes.

Mr. Gomez, owner of the Greenwood House Bed and Breakfast and a property manager, received the most votes of any candidate on the ballot.

“It’s a nice honor,” he said in a phone conversation Wednesday.

He is no stranger to serving the town; Mr. Gomez has been on the town finance committee for the last 15 years, serving as chairman for the last seven or eight years, he said. He has lived in Vineyard Haven for more than 30 years.

Mr. Gomez said he doesn’t have an agenda or any key issues he wants to take on right off the bat. “Being on the fincom for 15 years I’ve seen the workings of the town, I know how they work pretty well,” he said. As for things that need to be done, “I need to sit there for

a few months and get my feet wet from a different position, looking at things from an overall perspective and not a financial perspective.”

His first selectmen’s meeting will be May 5. “I’ve attended many, many selectman meetings over the last number of years,” Mr. Gomez said. “This will be my first to sit up on the top dais.”

In the other contested race on the ballot, incumbent planning board member Daniel J. Seidman was re-elected with 357 votes to a five-year term on the board. Mr. Brunelle, who was also running for the planning board, received 129 votes.

Tisbury voters faced six ballot questions, all related to spending. Voters approved a Proposition 2 and 1/2 override to assess an additional $208,929 in taxes to fund the Tisbury School operating budget, 351-202. A debt exclusion vote to fund the town’s share of a new building to house the Center for Living was narrowly approved, 289-254, and funding for design, engineering and other costs for underground utilities on Beach Road also passed, 319-219.

Other debt exclusions were not successful. Voters turned down funding to buy land on Main street for a new parking lot for the library, 210-309, and also turned down a proposal to purchase land on Pine street, 185-319, though that proposal was pulled on the town meeting floor.

Tisbury voters also said no to funding their share of a new $3.9 million school administration building. The proposal has been before all Island towns at town meetings and elections this year; West Tisbury and Chilmark voters joined Tisbury in voting against the proposal.

Elected without contest were: Mark J. Campos, constable, 387; Kenneth A. Barwick, constable, 371; Malcolm Rich Boyd, board of health, 449; Amy B. Houghton, school committee, 414; Roland M. Miller, water commissioner, 401; Nora M. Nevin, library trustee, 411; Pamela S. Street, library trustee, 405; Jeffrey C. Kristal, public works commissioner, 367; Paul J. Cefola, finance and advisory committee three-year term, 312; Nancy B. Gilfoy, finance and advisory committee three-year term, 385; Thomas Lawrence Keller, finance and advisory committee three-year term, 331.

Keenan Delaney received 11 write-in votes for assessor and Ben Robinson received 85 write-in votes for a three-year term on the planning board. George Balco received 35 write-in votes for the library board of trustees and John Thayer received 21 write-in votes for the public works commission.

Pamela Brock received 38 write-in votes for a two-year term on the finance and advisory committee and Barbara Fortes received 22 write-in votes for a one-year term on the finance and advisory committee.

Mr. Snyder and fellow selectman Melinda Loberg waited for results after the polls closed. “I wish the very best for the newly elected office holders,” Mr. Snyder said.