Duncan seeks re-election in March
By Liz Schevtchuk Armstrong
William Duncan should have an easy time campaigning for a spot on the Nelsonville Village Board. He is running unopposed, seeking another two-year term as a village trustee.
However, despite the uncontested ballot choice, Nelsonville must open the polls as usual on election day, March 18, Village Clerk Pauline Minners confirmed on Tuesday (Feb. 18). As she observed, “anybody could win; anything can happen,” as it did in 2001. That year, Nelsonville Mayor Bill Merando announced he would not seek re-election and another candidate came forward, with no obvious opposition. Then on Election Day, a flurry of write-in votes for Merando returned him to office, his retirement plans notwithstanding.
Duncan also ran unopposed in 2012, when his present term began. Nelsonville’s board consists of a mayor and two trustees.