Election 2016: Board of Health Race Opens Up, More Candidates Lock Up Spots On Ballot
Feb 11, 2016 09:38AM
By Bill Gilman
Robert Scarano and Anthony Boschetti have each taken out nomination papers, joining George Ferdinand in what could be a three-way race for two available seats. Those seats are presently occupied Phil French and Christine Kinnon, neither of whom has taken out nomination papers, as of Feb. 11.
Scarano, who lives on Pleasant Street, is an attorney, while Boschetti, who lives on Patten Road, is a local dentist. To date, neither Scarano, Boschetti, nor Ferdinand has returned nomination papers.
The single seat available on the Planning Board is now officially a race. Incumbent Stephen Johnson and challenger Stephen Deakoff have both returned nomination papers and had the signatures verified.
In the potential six-way race for two seats on the School Committee, Arthy Bennett, incumbent Krissy Polimeno and Keith Sullivan have all returned nomination papers. Potential challengers Erin Knyff, Cheryl Garrity and Jeff Sands have not yet returned papers. Incumbent Jayne Miller has yet to take out nomination papers.
In the race for two seats on the Board of Selectmen, incumbent Todd Johnson and challenger Anne Marie Stronach have returned nomination papers. Potential challenger Robert Rosa has not yet returned his papers, while incumbent Jim Wentworth has announced he will not be seeking re-election.
The following candidates have taken out nomination papers for the 2016 Tewksbury Municipal Election, as of Feb. 1:
I -- Incumbents
X -- Has returned nomination papers
Board of Selectmen (2 Seats, 3-year terms)
I -- Jim Wentworth (Will not be seeking re-election)
I -- Todd Johnson
X -- Anne Marie Stronach
School Committee (2 Seats, 3-year terms)
X I -- Krissy Polimeno
X -- Arthy Bennett
X -- Keith Sullivan
Planning Board (1 Seat, 5-year term)
X I -- Stephen Johnson
X -- Stephen Deakoff
Library Trustee ( 2 Seats, 3-year terms.)
X I -- Joseph Frank
Board of Health (2 Seats, 3-year terms)
Housing Authority (1 Seat, 5-year term)
I -- Marc DiFruscia
Shawsheen Regional Technical High School Committee (1 Seat, 3-year term)
X I -- Patricia Meuse
Office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Offices open for election in the year 2016 are:
- 2 positions on the Board of Selectmen (3 year term)
- 2 positions on the School Committee (3 year term)
- 1 position on the Planning Board (5 year term)
- 2 positions for Library Trustee (3 year term)
- 2 positions on the Board of Health (3 year term)
- 1 position on the Housing Authority (5 year term)
- 1 position on the Shawsheen Regional Technical High School Committee