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Election 2016: Municipal Ballot Is Set, Four Contested Races

Feb 17, 2016 07:10AM ● By Bill Gilman

Election

The ballot for the Tewksbury Municipal election is now set.
Every candidate that took out nomination papers (with the exception of incumbent Selectman Jim Wentworth) returned them with at least 50 verified signatures of registered voters, to get their names on the ballot.
There will be four contested races on the ballot. These include:
A three way race for two seats on the Board of Selectmen
A six-way race for two seats on the School Committee
A two-way race for one seat on the Planning Board
A three-way race for two seats on the Board of Health
Of note, interim School Committee member Jayne Miller opted not to take out nomination papers and won't seek election to a full term.
Also, incumbent Board of Health members Phil French and Christine Kinnon opted not to take out nomination papers and will not be seeking re-election.

The complete ballot looks like the following:

I -- Incumbents
X -- Has returned nomination papers

Board of Selectmen (2 Seats, 3-year terms)

I -- Jim Wentworth (Will not be seeking re-election)

X I -- Todd Johnson

X -- Robert Rosa

X -- Anne Marie Stronach

School Committee (2 Seats, 3-year terms)

X I -- Krissy Polimeno 

X -- Arthy Bennett

X -- Keith Sullivan

X -- Cheryl Garrity

X -- Erin Knyff

X -- Jeffrey Sands

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

X I -- Eugene Walsh

Board of Health (2 Seats, 3-year terms)

X -- George Ferdinand

X -- Robert Scarano

X -- Anthony Boschetti

Housing Authority (1 Seat, 5-year term)

XI -- Marc DiFruscia

Shawsheen Regional Technical High School Committee (1 Seat, 3-year term)

X I -- Patricia Meuse

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
The Annual Town Election will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016, from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. 



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