Town Election update: Board of Selectmen race growing; deadline to file Tuesday (Updated)

If you are considering running for office in Southborough, act quick. The deadline to file papers is Tuesday. And the potential for at least one contest is growing.

A fifth potential candidate has pulled papers for the Board of Selectmen.

[Editor’s Note: Make that six! I just learned that one more candidate pulled papers after the Town Clerk sent out an update yesterday afternoon.]

So far, only one candidate has filed signed papers to run (Jesse Stein). Meanwhile, one incumbent has yet to pull papers (Paul Cimino). So we could be looking at anywhere from 1-7 candidates for the 2 seats.

If you are interested in running for any of the 14 seats in the May election, you need to pull your papers and return them with 43 signatures by March 21st at 7:00 pm.

The Town’ Clerk’s office is only open until noon today, so I suggest booking it down there. (Tomorrow should be a decent day to get signatures at the Transfer Station and around town.)

The office is also open on Monday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. And it opens Tuesday at 8:00 am.

Once again, we won’t know until April 7th whose names will actually be on the ballot.* But here’s how things are shaping up.

Unless otherwise noted below:

  • Candidates have yet to file signed papers
  • I don’t know the plans of incumbents who haven’t pulled papers

Potential Candidates for the 2017 Town Election: 

Board of Selectmen – vote for two – 3 year term
Lisa Braccio
Joseph E. Hubley
Daniel L. Kolenda (candidate for re-election)
David Parry
(filed) – Jesse T. Stein
Sam R. Stivers
[Note: one incumbent has yet to pull papers – Paul Cimino]

Moderator – vote for one – 1 year term
Alfred C. Hamilton
Stephen A. Morreale (candidate for re-election)

Northborough-Southborough Regional School Committee – vote for two Southborough candidates – 3 year term
(filed) – Paul C. Butka (candidate for re-election)
(filed) – Paul H. Desmond
[Note: one incumbent has yet to pull papers – David Rueger]

School Committee – vote for two – 3 year term
(filed) – Paul H. Desmond (candidate for re-election)
(filed) – Keturah Martin
[Note: one incumbent has yet to pull papers – Kathleen Harragan]

Board of Assessors – vote for one – 3 year term
Thomas Beaumont (candidate for re-election)

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

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

Board of Trustees Southborough Library – vote for two – 3 year term
Jane C. Davis
Amy B. Vachris
[Note: incumbents aren’t planning to run for re-election]

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

Town Clerk – vote for one -3 year term
(filed) – James F. Hegarty (candidate for re-election)

*After candidates file papers to run, they still have until April 6th to withdraw their names from the ballot. (That’s also the deadline for anyone to file an objection to a candidate’s papers.)

Updated (3/17/17 9:45 am): I just learned that Joseph Hubley pulled papers to run for selectmen after the Town Clerk sent me an update yesterday.

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