Election 2015: Challenger Emerges Already In Race For Selectmen
Jan 08, 2015 09:47AM
● By Bill Gilman
The Tewksbury Municipal election season officially began Monday with seven candidates for office taking out nomination papers in the first three days.
Already, a challenger has emerged in the race for two available seats on the Board of Selectmen with Mark Kratman of Sunset Road taking out papers. Kratman recently ran point in Tewksbury on the successful campaign of State Sen. Barbara L'Italien, D-Andover.
Incumbent Selectmen David Gay and Scott Wilson are up for re-election this April but have not taken out papers yet. Gay has announced his plans to seek another three-year term, while Wilson is still undecided.
Among the candidates taking out papers are incumbent School Committee members Dennis Francis and Jamie Cutelis.
With two seats up for grabs on the Library Board of Trustees, incumbent Paige Impink has taken our nomination papers. The other expiring term is that of Patricia Pino.
Two seats are also available on the Board of Health and incumbents Kathleen Brothers and Raymond Barry have both taken out papers already.
On the Planning Board, the only seat up for grabs is that of Chairman David Plunkett. The only person to take out nomination papers thus far is potential challenger George Ferdinand of Pratt Street.
Candidates have until Feb. 23 to return their completed nomination papers to the Town Clerk’s office with valid signatures of at least 50 registered voters.
Here is the list of elected positions up for grabs in the April 11 Tewksbury Municipal Election, along with the incumbents for each position:
Board of Selectmen (2 Seats)
David H. Gay
Scott D. Wilson
School Committee (2 Seats)
Planning Board (1 Seat)
David J. Plunkett
Library Trustee (2 Seats)
Paige Ferry Impink
Patricia A. Pino
Board of Health (2 Seats)
Kathleen M. Brothers
Housing Authority (1Seat)
Shawsheen Regional Technical High School Committee (1 Seat)
Michael P. Kelley