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Steve Bucuzzo

Steve Bucuzzo — Andover’s assistant town manager since June 2001 — has been named a finalist for the town manager’s post in Dracut.

Bucuzzo, 49, declined to comment on his candidacy for the top spot in Dracut’s town government other than to say that he’s one of four moving forward.

“The candidates have not yet been interviewed by the Dracut Board of Selectmen,” Bucuzzo said via email. “I am not sure exactly when that will take place. But I should be able to comment about my candidacy after that happens.”

As Andover’s assistant town manager, Bucuzzo reports to Town Manager Reginald “Buzz” Stapczynski and helps with a lot of the heavy lifting and information gathering on initiatives too large to be tackled by one person. Examples include budget development and administrative reports to town committees and boards, Stapczynski said.

Bucuzzo made $124,590 in Andover last year. He lives in Haverhill.

Stapczynski said that he was happy for Bucuzzo, and that he thinks the lead post in Dracut is “the right move for him with his experience.”

The other finalists for the Dracut job are Michael Farrell, town administrator in Georgetown; David Marciello, town administrator in Rehoboth; and Pamela Nolan, town administrator in Seekonk.

The successful candidate will replace retiring Town Manager Dennis Piendak when he steps down in November after 26 years leading Dracut, according to Tom Bomil, Dracut’s public health director and chairman of its Town Manager Search Committee.

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