Lourenso wins back a seat on the Woodstock Board of Fire Commissioners

The position of fire commissioner in Woodstock is a hot commodity these days.

Last night, 314 people turned out to choose among four candidates for an open seat on the five-member Board of Fire Commissioners, according to Judy Peters, the secretary and treasurer of the Woodstock Fire Department.

Mike Lourenso, a former commissioner who lost his seat to Peter Carberry in an election last year, was triumphant with 207 votes, Peters said this morning.

William Facompre came in second with 64 votes, James Dougherty came in third with 38 votes, and Duncan Wilson came in last with five votes.

The turnout of 314 people was "definitely a good number," Peters said today. "We're had that for a couple of years in a row. I guess everybody's interested in running for this postion now."