If you’re interested in running for Town Office, you have just ten days to pull nomination papers. The deadline to obtain papers is 5:00 pm on Friday, March 22nd.
So far, there aren’t any races to report. There are potential vacancies if incumbents who haven’t pulled papers yet (or those candidates who haven’t filed signature yet) decide not to run this spring.* At this point, I still haven’t heard that anyone has made that decision.
Here is the status as of just after 2:00 pm this afternoon.
Seats for which no candidates have pulled papers yet:
- Board of Selectmen – 3 year term (There are two seats on the ballot and only one candidate to date)
- Board of Commissioners of Trust Funds – 3 year term
- Board of Health – 3 year term
- Planning Board – 5 year term
The following candidates have pulled papers, but have yet to file them. (The deadline for that is 5:00 pm on Tuesday, March 26th.):
Housing Authority – 5 year term
Nancy G. Morris (incumbent)
Moderator – 1 year term
Paul M. Cimino (incumbent)
Southborough School Committee – 3 year term
Roger W. Challen (incumbent)
The following candidates have returned their signed papers to run*:
Board of Assessors – 3 year term
Jeffrey W. Klein (incumbent)
Board of Commissioners of Trust Funds – 2 year term
Board of Selectmen – vote for two – 3 year term
Board of Trustees Southborough Library – vote for two – 3 year term
Marguerite H. Landry (incumbent)
Richard J. Wallace (incumbent)
Northborough-Southborough Regional School Committee – Southborough candidate – 3 year term
Daniel L. Kolenda (incumbent)
Those of you who aren’t planning to run, may still want to note some important dates in our Town democracy. The voter registration deadline is April 24th at 8:00 pm. And the final day to apply for an absentee ballot is noon on May 13th.
*Even once candidates file, they still have until April 11th to withdraw their names (or be challenged) before official ballots go to print.
Updated (3/13/19 11:28 am): It’s not worth posting a new story for at this stage – but I got an update that another candidate pulled papers for the Board of Selectmen last night – Steven J. David