Three-term Tisbury select board member Jeff Kristal will not seek re-election this spring.

“I think it’s just time for some fresh eyes in government,” Mr. Kristal told the Gazette by phone Friday. The annual town election is May 24. The deadline for returning nomination papers to the town clerk was April 5.

Mr. Kristal, an innkeeper and town businessman, has served three terms but not consecutively.

He was first elected in 2008 and ran again in 2011, narrowly beating challenger Tom Pachico that year. In 2014 he decided not to run again.

In 2019 he threw his hat in the ring again after longtime selectman Tristan Israel had decided to step down. He was elected in a close race, narrowing beating out challenger Seth Gambino.

On Friday he said it was time for someone else to take a seat on the board.

“I know when to step away and when to let others come up,” he told the Gazette.

The only candidate who has taken out papers to run for Mr. Kristal’s seat is John Cahill. Mr. Cahill is a Dukes County commissioner and also serves at the Tisbury appointee to the Steamship Authority port council, an advisory board.

The so-far uncontested select board race sets the tone for a placid election with a slate of mostly incumbent candidates, all running without opposition for town boards and commissions.

Newcomers to the ballot include John Frank Oliver, for an open seat on the finance and advisory committee, Elizabeth Bates for one on the library board of trustees and Casey Ann Hayward, the sole candidate for the planning board seat currently held by Dawn Bellante.