Burnett, who started the popular Cohasset Triathlon, supports Milanoski and the moves he’s made to make the town more financially sound.
“I think Mike is doing an awesome job and getting us in the right direction,” Burnett said. “He is working super hard. I want the town to be more positive, to bring back that positive vibe.”
Gaumer said he couldn’t judge whether Milanoski was doing a good job since he wasn’t on the Board of Selectmen. “But as chairman of the Capital Budget Committee, I’ve had a very productive relationship working with him and his department heads,” Gaumer said.
Cohasset has a history of fielding multiple candidates for selectmen seats, including a 2003 three-way race in which current Republican Senate hopeful Gabriel Gomez failed to win the single seat. There was a three-year lull from 2007 through 2009 when candidates ran unopposed, but since then all selectmen races have been competitions.
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