UNION — Bill Packard won a special election Tuesday, Aug. 9 for a position on the Union Select Board.

The seat had been vacant since May 2 when Bill Lombardi suddenly resigned. Lombardi was elected to the board June 2020. His term would have ended June 2023.

Town Manager Jay Feyler said the resignation was too close to the upcoming June election to add the seat to the ballot, so the town held a special election.

Packard will fill out the rest of the term to June 2023, and then is eligible to run for reelection.

Greg Grotton and Abraham Knight were also running for the seat.

Town Clerk Sonya Willis reported 302 ballots cast. Packard received 166 votes, Grotton 80 and Knight 56.

The next Union Select Board meeting is Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m.