Brillant, Mason defeat incumbent Consolini for Topsham Board of Selectmen

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TOPSHAM — Marie Brillant and Andrew Mason won seats on the Board of Selectmen Tuesday, defeating incumbent Selectman Sandra Consolini.

According to preliminary results, Brillant received 2,580 votes, followed by Mason with 2,338 and Consolini with 1,993.

Selectman Steve Edmondson did not seek re-election to the three-year position.

There were also two seats open on the School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors.

Scott McKernan received 3,596 votes to keep his seat on the board. Another Topsham resident whose term is expiring, James Cusano, decided not to run again. With no one else on the ballot, Holly Kopp received 19 write-in votes and will be invited to join the board.

Brillant is a cook at Mt. Ararat Middle School. This was her first try for a town board or committee.

Mason practices employment law for the Portland firm Reben, Benjamin & March. Law is his second career; prior to that he was an orientation and mobility specialist who worked with blind and disabled children. He serves on the Topsham Development board.

Consolini was elected to the Board of Selectmen in 2007. She has worked as a bookkeeper for KB Toys at its home office, a commissions processor at the MassMutual Life Insurance Co. in Massachusetts and a certified nursing assistant.

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A Maine native and Colby College graduate, Alex has been covering coastal communities since 2001, and currently handles Bath, Topsham, Cumberland, and North Yarmouth. He and his wife, Lauren, live in the Portland area, and Alex recently released his third album of original music.