The four current members of the Board of Selectmen voted last night to approve Raymond Rigat (D) as the newest member of the board.
It was a unanimous vote.
"I thank you for recommending me and I look forward to working with everyone," said Rigat to the board. "There are some tough challenges ahead."
He was sworn in immediately following the vote on Jan. 30 by Town Clerk Karen Marsden.
Rigat was brought on to replace Selectman Tom Vicino (D), who recently resigned his post due to his new role as state representative in the 35th district (Clinton, Killingworth and Westbrook)
In accordance with the town charter, the remaining members of the Board of Selectmen had 30 days to appoint another member to the five-member board. The new person must be of the same political party as the person who resigned.
Rigat was first elected as Judge of Probate for the town of Clinton in 1998 and served 12 years. When the probate courts were redistricted and combined effective January of 2011, he ran for the position of Judge of new District 33 but lost to Terry Lomme.