Jewett to Step Down from Litchfield SelectmenJanuary 24, 2014
by Len Lathrop
After 52 years of service to the town of Litchfield, Pat Jewett is giving up her selectman seat effective March 11 of this year. With tears in her voice, Pat explained that her health is preventing her from being as active and effective in serving the town that she loves. She went on to to explain that while she hates to do this by turning in her letter of resignation on Tuesday to Town Administrator Jason Hoch, her seat can be on the March 11 ballot and the voters can elect someone to fulfill that position for the next year and then a three year replacement can be elected in March 2015.
As voters prepare for the election, they will be asked to elect two selectmen for three years terms and one selectman for a one-year term. Citizens interested in putting their hats in the ring for these seats have until January 31 to do so. Sign-ups for all elected offices started on Wednesday, January 22, these include town and school district positions. Elections in New Hampshire towns that operate under what is known as SB2 will vote on March 11.
Jewett, for decades, served multiple roles in Litchfield, holding almost every job in the town and was always supported by her late husband Will, who Jewett Tuesday stated; it was like the folks of Litchfield got two for the piece of one, as he was always there with me, serving the people.
Jewett closed the conversation saying she isn’t done helping Litchfield, but needs to restore her health and wants to serve Litchfield in every way she can. She closed by saying that she loves Litchfield and its people.