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Flurry of Paper-Pulling by Potential Town and School Candidates

Four people have pulled nomination papers for the Board of Selectmen and three for the School Committee.

 

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

Deadlines: 

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***

 

Glenn Paster February 22, 2013 at 12:42 PM
At least they are running!! They are putting themselves out in the public domain and taking the opportunity to better their town. You on the other hand, will not even put your real name out in the public domain. Your embarrasingly negative comment is why more people do not seek public office.
John February 22, 2013 at 07:04 PM
Glen - Am I missing something here Buddy, you are you talking about ?
John February 22, 2013 at 07:06 PM
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 IS This " THE " Paul Moran ? Please Say it is !!!!!!
Glenn Paster February 22, 2013 at 08:36 PM
John, Powderpuff79 wrote a post that I read and responded prior to Terry Date removing the post as inappropriate. She/He made very disparaging comments about three of the four names listed in the article. The post was beyond disrespectful, it was an embarrassment to me as someone that has served on a Town board.
John February 22, 2013 at 09:18 PM
Thanks Buddy !
John February 23, 2013 at 05:34 PM
I want to seee that Little Sachem sit on our BOS. That will be Awesome ... GO PAUL !
Nucky Thompson February 23, 2013 at 07:07 PM
Me too so I can laugh every time he opens his mouth!

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