MVC Candidate: Richard James Toole

Richard James Toole, a carpenter from Oak Bluffs, said he is concerned about the future of the Island.

MVC Candidate: Brian Smith

Brian Smith, a realtor from Oak Bluffs, said he wants to protect the Vineyard while promoting sustainable growth.

MVC Candidate: Fred Hancock

Fred Hancock of Oak Bluffs said the MVC is an important organization for preserving the Island.

MVC Candidate: Susan Desmarais

Susan Desmarais of Oak Bluffs, a retired health care professional, is a lifelong conservationist and environmentalist.

MVC Candidate: John Breckenridge

John Breckenridge of Oak Bluffs said the commission's planning responsibility is key to maintaining the Island.

MVC Candidate: Christina Brown

Christina Brown, a retired assistant to the Edgartown planning board, has a particular interest in affordable housing on the Vineyard.

MVC Candidate: Robert M. Doyle

Robert M. Doyle from Chilmark, a retired banker and substance abuse counselor, believes in the mission of the MVC.

MVC Candidate: James Vercruysse

James Vercruyssse, a cabinetmaker from Aquinnah, said he is looking forward to working on important planning issues.

State Representative Candidate: Tobias Glidden

Tobias Glidden, a fifth generation Nantucketer, is running for Cape and Islands state representative as an independent candidate. But if elected, he said he intends to work with the Democratic party.

State Representative Candidate: Dylan Fernandes

Dylan Fernandes defeated four challengers in the September Democratic primary, winning 1,337 votes from the Island. He calls the state representative’s seat his dream job.