The media seems obsessed with running announcements for the 2020 election. But an election much closer to home is bearing down on us – with only a few days for you to throw your hat in the ring.
If you’re interested in running for Town Office, there are only a few days left to run to Town Hall and pull nomination papers. The deadline to obtain papers is 5:00 pm this Friday, March 22nd.
It looks like we need at least one more resident to step up. So far, no one has pulled papers for the Planning Board.
(I haven’t been able to get official confirmation that incumbent Phil Jenks isn’t running for re-election. But it is looking very likely.)
Since some candidates who pulled papers have yet to return them, it’s not the only potential vacancy. Candidates have until March 26th to collect voter signatures and file their papers.
Meanwhile, I have word that neither Selectwoman Bonnie Phaneuf nor Selectman Brian Shifrin are running for re-election. That means no incumbent advantage will be at play for that office this election season.
There’s already a potential race brewing. In addition to the one official candidate, three more residents pulled papers for the two seats:
- Steven J. David
- Martin F. Healey
- Joseph E. Hubley
- Sam Stivers (papers returned)
It’s not the only potential race. I previously posted that no one had pulled papers for two other positions. That has changed with two potential candidates for one of the seats.
Board of Health – 3 year term
Timothy James Fish
Mary Lou Wofford (incumbent – papers returned)
Board of Commissioners of Trust Funds – 3 year term
Nicholas McCoy (incumbent)
I also reported that the following candidates had pulled but not filed papers. All three have since filed.
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)
Nothing has changed for the following offices. Each has the same number of candidates with returned papers as there are seats to fill.
Board of Assessors – 3 year term
Jeffrey W. Klein (incumbent)
Board of Commissioners of Trust Funds – 2 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)
There is still time for anyone who wants to turn one of the uncontested seats into a race