Town Election: Candidates, details, and links

by beth on May 8, 2017

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Above: Southborough’s Town Elections don’t generally pull in a big turnout. But with seven candidates vying for three important seats and a prop 2 1/2 override question on the line, this may be different. (photo by Beth Melo)

Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 9th is the Annual Town Election. Here is the information you need to know.

Polls are open from 6:30 am to 8:00 pm. (If you need help identifying your voting precinct and polling station, click here.)

On the ballot is one question – a prop 2 1/2 override for the Public Safety Building and St. Mark’s Golf Course land deal. For details on that, click here.

This year there are only two contested races on the ballot. Below is a reminder of who is running. I am also inserting links to letters candidates have publicly posted.

(blog = MySouthborough, SWL=Southborough Wicked Local/Metrowest Daily News, and SHS = Southborough Historical Society’s Candidates’ Preservation Forum in which candidates for Selectmen were invited to address specific issues.)

Town Clerk – vote for one – 3 year term:

  • Jim Hegarty (incumbent) – SWL
  • Bill Bolandblog and SWL

Board of Selectmen – vote for two – 3 year term:

You can also watch the video from Candidates Night last Thursday to hear what each candidate had to say. And for past coverage related to the election, click here.

Finally, here is the list of who is running uncontested this year: 

Board of Assessors – vote for one – 3 year term
Thomas J. Beaumont, 49 Flagg Road (candidate for re-election)

Board of Commissioners of Trust Funds – vote for one – 3 year term
William J. Boland, 35 East Main Street (candidate for re-election)

Board of Health – vote for one – 3 year term
Nancy A. Sacco, 24 Jericho Hill Road (candidate for re-election)

Board of Trustees Southborough Library – vote for two – 3 year term
Jane C. Davis, 11 Buffalo Run
Amy B. Vachris, 14 School Street

School Committee – vote for two – 3 year term
Paul H. Desmond, 5 Pinecone Lane (candidate for re-election)
Keturah Martin, 75 Deerfoot Road

Northborough-Southborough Regional School Committee – vote for two Southborough candidates – 3 year term
Southborough Candidates
Paul C. Butka, 8 Hubley Lane (candidate for re-election)
Paul H. Desmond, 5 Pinecone Lane

Planning Board – vote for one – 1 year term
Donald C. Morris, 45 Deerfoot Road (candidate for re-election)

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