Assistant tax collector beats her boss in Carver vote

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Carver’s assistant tax collector defeated her boss soundly at the ballot box last weekend for the office, outpolling the incumbent by a surprisingly lopsided vote of 1,401 to 789.

John Franey, who is also a town selectman, had served two three-year terms as treasurer-tax collector.

In an interview Monday, Paula Nute, the assistant tax collector for the past 9½ years, said she believes in “getting the job done.” Her campaign was based on bringing the town’s financial record-keeping up to par; the town’s financial management has been the subject of a series of reports from the state’s Department of Revenue pointing to persistent shortcomings in posting important financial information in a timely fashion.

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