As I’ve previously posted, a dozen seats are at stake on the ballot this May and (so far) only two likely races for Southborough seats*. Those are the three way race for two seats on the Select Board and two candidates who pulled papers for one Planning Board seat.
If you’re interested in throwing your hat in the ring, time is running out. Nominations papers can be pulled until this Friday, March 18th for filing by this Monday, March 22nd. (Both deadlines are 5:00 pm.)
Since Saturday is forecast to be rainy, if you’re planning to collect signatures, you may want to get started sooner. (Candidates must submit 50 valid signatures of residents registered to vote in Southborough. Of course, you’ll want to collect extra to insulate from errors.)
Below is the updated list of which seats are available who has pulled papers as of yesterday (and who has already filed). Unless otherwise specified, each position has one seat available:
Board of Assessors – 3 year term
Jeffrey Klein (incumbent)
Board of Commissioners of Trust Funds – 3 year term
Nicholas Mccoy (incumbent) – papers filed
Board of Health – 3 year term
Safdar Medina (incumbent)**
Board of Trustees Southborough Library – vote for two – 3 year term
Marguerite Landry (incumbent) – papers filed
Janet Maney (incumbent) – papers filed
Moderator – 1 year term
Paul Cimino (incumbent) – papers filed
NB-SB Regional School District Committee (SB Candidate)* – 3 year term
Danielle Culgin Goodwin – papers filed
Planning Board – 5 year term
Select Board – vote for two – 3 year term
Sam Stivers (incumbent) – papers filed
Kathy Cook – papers filed
Southborough School Committee – 3 year term
Roger Challen (incumbent) – papers filed
For more details on what’s entailed in running, the Town Clerk’s dedicated election page. It also includes a link, updated each afternoon, on the latest status of who has pulled and filed papers.
If you have questions about the responsibilities for each board, you can find information here. Since most of the boards/committees have only been meeting online, you can also view their latest meetings here.
For those of you just interested in voting, make sure you’re registered by April 20th at 7:00 pm. And save the date to vote on May 10th between 6:30 am – 8:00 pm at Trottier Middle School. (Or apply for Absentee Voting here.)
*There is also a race for the Northborough seat on the Regional School Committee on the ballot. (Incumbent Joan Frank is being challenged by William Barlow Redfern.) But while Southborough residents can vote for it, we obviously can’t run for it.
**Medina wasn’t previously elected, but is currently serving on the Board of Health. He was appointed last summer to fill the vacancy when former Chair Mary Lou Woodford stepped down.