Former State Representative Dan Carter has been seated as a member of the Bethel Board of Finance. He was recommended by the Republican Town Committee to fill a vacancy on the board, created when member Brian Terzian won election last month as a Selectman. But the Board of Selectmen voted 2 to 1 to name Nick Hoffman to the position. Hoffman, who approached the Selectmen for the job, was unaffiliated, but registered as a Republican with the Town Clerk on November 9th. He withdrew his name on December 7th and Carter was appointed.