NORTH ATTLEBORO — The contest involving 19 candidates for town council may be getting all the attention, but there are other open seats in the June 18 special election.
John Gould is running unopposed for a three-year term on the electric commission, John Casey and Paul Robinson are running against each other for a two-year seat on the commission, and Anthony Rinaldi is running for board of public works.
There is a second BPW seat that no one is running for.
The seats are available because the charter adopted by voters last spring expanded the two committees from three seats to five.
In the contested race, Robinson, 48, said he wants to use his engineering experience to bring a technical perspective to the electric commission.
A Magnolia Drive resident, he works for National Grid and says he can be helpful to the commission.
Casey, 59, a finance and operations director for a consumer goods company, is a former finance committee and representative town meeting member.
The Virginia Avenue resident said he would bring a customer service point of view to the job.
Gould, 48, is a heating and air conditioning specialist in the school department. He said his goal will be to keep electrical service in town at least as good as it already is, if not better.
Gould is a Taylor Avenue resident who said he decided to run when the town asked for volunteers.
Rinaldi, 52, who likes to go by the name Tony, is the only candidate for the board of public works.
The former president of Little North Attleboro League, Rinaldi said he used to work for a gas company in Rhode Island, dealing with construction and maintenance, and believes his experience will be helpful with the public works department.