Yesterday was the filing deadline for this May’s Town election. Twenty residents filed papers to run for twelve offices. But only eight of them are in competition (with one in two races).
This election will see three candidates vying for Town Clerk. It’s a position that until last month was held by Paul Berry for 43 years.
This winter, selectmen opted to promote Assistant Town Clerk, Michelle Jenkins to the interim spot. The decision was made in part to not give a leg-up to anyone else in the race. (Jenkins is not a resident, and therefore not eligible to run.)
Candidates now seeking the spot include Board of Selectmen Chair Bill Boland. He will also be fighting to keep his spot on the board.
Other candidates for Town Clerk are Jim Hegarty from the Advisory Committee and Dorianne Jasinski, Chair of the Southborough Scholarship Committee.
Competing with Boland for his BOS seat are Desiree Aselbekian, along with two last minute candidates: Raymond Hokinson and Brian Shea. Aselbekian is currently Chair of the Public Works Planning Board. Shea chairs the Advisory Committee and serves on the Main Street Working Group.
Two residents are also competing for a seat on the Board of Health: Daniel O’Rourke and Rosemarie Mauro.
Other candidates are running uncontested, with the same number of seats as the residents running. The candidates have until April 8 to pull their names from the ballot.
Here’s the full list:
Town Clerk – vote for one – 2 year term
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
William J. Boland, 35 East Main Street (candidate for re-election)
Desiree Aselbekian, 137 Woodland Road
Raymond D. Hokinson, 10 Main Street
Brian E. Shea, 17 Pinecone Lane
Board of Assessors – vote for one – 3 year term
Arthur K. Holmes, 73 Oak Hill Road (candidate for re-election)
Board of Assessors – vote for one – 1 year term
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
Rosemarie P. Mauro, 6 Winchester Street
Board of Trustees – Southborough Library – vote for two – 3 year term
Nicole C. DeBonet, 5 Sadie Hutt Lane (candidate for re-election)
Terrence K. Ryan, Jr., 9 Whistler Lane
School Committee (K-8) – vote for two – 3 year term
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 two – 3 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
Jesse T. Stein, 6 MacNeill Drive
Southborough Housing Authority – vote for one – 5 year term
Robert P. Jachowicz, 7 Prentiss Street