Candidates Still Have Time to Take Out Papers

By Sue Ellen Woodcock

There is still plenty of time to take out nomination papers for public offices in town, and not all positions have a full slate of competition yet.

Th Board of Library Trustees has three openings and only two candidates, both incumbents, so far. Jillian Teixeira and Virginia Wallace will be running.

We are still waiting to hear if current School Committee members Brian Perrin and William Holden will pull papers yet. But challengers James Fabiano, Jennifer Powell and John Lyons have pulled papers and are ready to run.

Looking to serve as council president is Councilor Rich Boyagian, former Council President Jeff Turco and Christopher Aiello, a lawyer and member of the town’s Transportation Committee.

Running for an at-large seat on the Town Council are Rob DeMarco, Mike Lucerto and Dawn Sullivan, who now serves on the School Committee.

For Precinct 1, the race will be between incumbent Paul Varone and Michael McDuffee.

In Precinct 3, it looks like Board of Health chair Nick LoConte may run unopposed.

In Precinct 5, newly appointed Councilor Peter Christopher will face off with Center business owner Steve Koutalakis.

For Housing Authority, its will be a race with Frederick Silk, Peter Gill, Marie Matanazzo and Peter Burke Jr.

With three seats open for election on the School Committee, no incumbents; Brian Perrin and William Holden have not pulled papers yet. But challengers James Fabiano, Jennifer Powell and John Lyons have pulled papers.

The last day to return nomination papers is September 19. On Oct. 5 the lottery will be held for ballot position. The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 7 election is Oct. 18.

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