Town Election: Contest brewing for BOS (Updated)

Above: Perhaps some good competition for town office will help with voter turnout. (Photo from past election by Beth Melo)

As announced by her letter to the Editor this week, Desiree Aselbekian has joined the race for Board of Selectmen. Both Aselbekian and the current Chair, Bill Boland, have filed their papers to officially run.

Also potentially in the running is Lisa Braccio. (You may be familiar with her for having run troop drives over the years.)

Braccio pulled papers to run, but she told Southborough Wicked Local that she is still just “exploring” the possibility.

Meanwhile, Boland, who also pulled papers for Town Clerk told SWL that he’s making his run for Selectman a priority. He hasn’t made a decision about the other post.

Another candidate has pulled papers for that post, Dorianne Jasinski. And Advisory Board member Jim Hegarty has already filed his papers.

The Southborough Library Board of Trustees may also have a contest brewing. Two seats will be on the ballot. As of this week, three residents have pulled papers.

Not all positions are contested at this point. But fortunately, papers have at least been pulled for all the seats. So, hopefully there won’t be any vacancies this election.

If you’re interested in joining any of the races, the deadline for pulling papers is March 20th. (Click here for more details.)

As I’ve said before, pulling papers isn’t the same as filing. As of this morning, there are only a few official candidates. (And even they have until April 8th to withdraw from the ballot.)

Unless otherwise noted as filed, the potential candidates below have yet to make it official: 

Town Clerk – vote for one – 2 year term
(filed) – James F. Hegarty, 14 Maplecrest Drive-
William J. Boland, 35 East Main Street-
Doriann M. Jasinski, 33 Presidential Drive-

Moderator – vote for one – 1 year term
David A. Coombs, 61 Deerfoot Road (candidate for re-election)

Board of Selectmen – vote for one – 3 year term
(filed) – William J. Boland, 35 East Main Street (candidate for re-election)
Lisa M. Braccio, 13 Oregon Road
(filed) – Desiree Aselbekian, 137 Woodland Road

Board of Assessors – vote for one – 3 year term
(filed) – Arthur K. Holmes, 73 Oak Hill Road (candidate for re-election)

Board of Assessors – vote for one – 1 year term
(filed) – Jeffrey W. Klein, 237 Parkerville Road

Board of Commissioners of Trust Funds – vote for one – 3 year term
John H. Wilson, 4 Middle Road-

Board of Health – vote for one – 3 year term
Daniel P. O’Rourke, 5 Ledge Hill Road

Board of Trustees – Southborough Library – vote for two – 3 year term*
Nicole C. DeBonet, 5 Sadie Hutt Lane (candidate for re-election)
Daniel F. Bradley, Jr., 1 Sarsen Stone Way
Terrence K. Ryan, Jr., 9 Whistler Lane

School Committee (K-8) – vote for two3 year term
(filed) – Gerald V. Capra, 6 Strawberry Hill Road (candidate for re-election)
Marybeth R. Strickland, 5 Stockwell Lane (candidate for re-election)

Northborough-Southborough Regional School Committee – vote for two3 year term
Kathleen A. Harragan, 28 Darlene Drive (candidate for re-election)
Cathy A. Kea, 1 Ashley Road

Planning Board – vote for one – 5 year term
(filed) – Jesse T. Stein, 6 MacNeill Drive (currently serving)**

Southborough Housing Authority – vote for one – 5 year term
Robert P. Jachowicz, 7 Prentiss Street

*Library Trustee Jane Smith also pulled papers to run for re-election. However, she asked me to inform people that she will not be running.

**Jessie Stein is currently serving on the Planning Board as an interim appointment, therefore not officially listed as a “candidate for re-election”.

Updated (3/12/15 10:38 am): I mistakenly didn’t show Jesse Stein as having filed papers. That makes it 7 candidates who filed as of yesterday afternoon.

Updated (3/12/15 7:25 pm): Big mistake on my part. I confused Lisa Braccio with Lisa Capello on the ZBA. Braccio did not pull papers for a run last year.

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Jesse Stein
7 years ago

Hi Beth – I checked with the town clerk on Tuesday morning and was told my nomination was certified. Do you have different info? I see you don’t show I have status as filed. Thanks, Jesse

Jesse Stein
7 years ago

Ok thanks for checking appreciated

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