The information for this post was submitted by Town Clerk Susan Duplin
It appears that there may be competitive elections after all this spring.
So far, four candidates have pulled nomination papers for the Board of Selectmen and three for School Committee elections.
Both the Board of Selectmen and the School Committee have two openings, each for three-year terms.
Nomination papers must be obtained in person at the Town Clerk’s Office by the candidate or a designee of the candidate.
A note or 'Declaration of Intent' with the candidate’s original signature is required to obtain nomination papers. You will find a Declaration of Intent form on the Elections Department section of the Town’s website www.town.swampscott.ma.us
Offices & Candidates (who have pulled papers) are as follows:
MODERATOR-Vote for not more than One-1-Year Term
Joseph Markarian Candidate for Re-Election
BOARD OF SELECTMEN –Vote for not more than Two/3-Year Term
Matthew Strauss NEW Candidate
John J. Callahan NEW Candidate
Charles Patsios NEW Candidate
Paul Moran NEW Candidate
BOARD OF ASSESSORS-Vote for not more than One/3-Year Term
Neil G. Sheehan Candidate for Re-Election
SCHOOL COMMITTEE-Vote for not more than Two/3-Year Term
Jaren Landen Candidate for Re-Election
Amy L. O’Connor NEW Candidate
Carin T. Marshall NEW Candidate
TRUSTEE OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY-Vote for not more than One/3-Year Term
Marianne McDermott Candidate for Re-Election
BOARD OF HEALTH-Vote for not more than One/3-Year Term
Lawrence S. Block Candidate for Re-Election
PLANNING BOARD-Vote for not more than One/5-Year Term
Joseph R. Young NEW Candidate
HOUSING AUTHORITY-Vote for not more than One/5-Year Term
Richard M. Callahan Candidate for Re-Election
CONSTABLE-Vote for not more than Three/3-Year Term
Paul Minsky Candidate for Re-Election
Stephen B. Simmons Candidate for Re-Election
Last day to OBTAIN Nomination papers for all Town offices on the ballot: 3/8/13 by 5PM.
Last day to SUBMIT Nomination papers for all Town Offices on the ballot: 3/12/13 by 5PM.
TOWN MEETING MEMBERS “NOTICES OF RE-ELECTION”: 3/12/13 BY 5PM.
Last day to WITHDRAW in writing: 3/28/13 BY 5PM
Last day to REGISTER TO VOTE & CHANGE YOUR PARTY AFFILIATION FOR THE APRIL 30, 2013 TOWN & SPECIAL STATE PRIMARY ELECTIONS: 4/10/13 by 8PM.
ANNUAL TOWN MEETING: May 6, 2013
FOR ANY AND ALL 2013 ELECTIONS A NEW ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION MUST BE FILED WITH THE TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE BEFORE OBTAINING A BALLOT
**AS A COURTESY SECOND NOTICES WERE MAILED LAST WEEK TO ALL TOWN MEETING MEMBERS WHOSE TERMS EXPIRE THIS YEAR & HAVEN’T RETURNED THEIR “NOTICES OF RE-ELECTION”…..THERE ARE STILL SEVERAL VACANCIES FOR TOWN MEETING MEMBERS…NOTICES TO WRITE-IN & CAUCUS CADIDATES WERE ALSO MAILED NOTIFYING THEM THAT PAPERS MUST BE PULLED IF SEEKING RE-ELECTION**
***DEADLINE TO OBTAIN NOMINATION PAPERS: MARCH 8TH NO LATER THAN 5PM***
***DEADLINE TO SUBMIT NOMINATION PAPERS & NOTICES OF INTENT: MARCH 12TH NO LATER THAN 5PM***