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Five File to Run as Deadline Nears

Five more potential candidates have filed an intention to run in the March 25 Annual Town Election: Daniel Carty for Select Board; Danielle Stackpole, Silvia Nerssessian, and Jean Nam for Sudbury Schools Committee; and Maura Carty for Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School District Committee.


With five days until the Wednesday, Jan. 31, deadline to file an intention to run for office (“pull papers”), here’s where things stand:

 

Select Board

There are two open seats on the Select Board. Janie Dretler and Daniel Carty, who are seeking re-election, have filed an intention to run. Carty has not yet returned his nomination papers. Dretler’s nomination papers have been certified by the Town Clerk, and she became an official candidate last week.

 

Sudbury Schools Committee (SPS)

There are two open seats on the Sudbury Schools Committee. Four people - Karyn Jones, Danielle Stackpole, Silvia Nerssessian, and Jean Nam - have filed an intention to run. Jones currently serves on the Commission on Disability. Nam serves as a Goodnow Library Trustee and as the chair and founder of PlaySudbury. Nerssessian is seeking re-election. Stackpole, Nerssessian, and Nam have not yet returned nomination papers. Jones has returned nomination papers, but they have not yet been certified by the Town Clerk. Incumbent Sarah Troiano has not filed an intention to run for re-election.

 

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School District Committee (L-S)

There are two open seats on the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School District Committee. Catherine Bitter, of Lincoln, and Maura Carty, of Sudbury, have filed an intention to run. Bitter is currently appointed to fill a committee vacancy after Heather Cowap Salemme’s resignation. Maura Carty is a member of the Finance Committee. Both Bitter and Carty have not yet returned nomination papers. Incumbent Mary Warzynski has not filed an intention to run for re-election.

 

Moderator

There is one open seat for Moderator. Catharine Blake, who is seeking re-election, has filed an intention to run. Blake has not yet returned nomination papers.

 

Board of Assessors

There is one open seat for Board of Assessors. Joshua Fox, who is seeking re-election, has filed an intention to run. Fox has not yet returned nomination papers.

 

Goodnow Library Trustee

There are two open seats for Goodnow Library Trustee. Megan Kelley, who serves on the Goodnow Library Foundation board, and Eriko Frank have filed an intention to run. Both Kelley and Frank have not yet returned nomination papers. Incumbents Lily Gordon and Natalie Schlegel have not filed an intention to run for re-election.

 

Board of Health

There is one open seat on the Board of Health. Linda Huet-Clayton, who is seeking re-election, has filed an intention to run. Huet-Clayton has not yet returned nomination papers.

 

Park and Recreation Commission (3-years)

There are two open seats for 3-year terms on the Park and Recreation Commission. Laurie Eliason and Robert Beagan, who are seeking re-election, have filed an intention to run. Beagan has not yet returned nomination papers. Eliason’s nomination papers have been certified by the Town Clerk, and she became an official candidate last week.

 

Park and Recreation Commission (1-year)

There is one open seat for a 1-year term on the Park and Recreation Commission. William Atkeson has filed an intention to run. Atkeson is currently appointed to the Park and Recreation Commission to fill a commission vacancy after Jennifer Stone’s resignation. Atkeson has not yet returned nomination papers.

 

Planning Board

There are two open seats on the Planning Board. John Sugrue and Stephen Garvin, who are seeking re-election, have filed an intention to run. Both Sugrue and Garvin have not yet returned nomination papers.

 

Commissioner of Housing Authority

There is one open seat on the Sudbury Housing Authority. Sherrill Cline, who is seeking re-election, has filed an intention to run. Cline’s nomination papers have been certified by the Town Clerk, and she became an official candidate this week.

 

There are 17 open positions on the March 25 Annual Town Election ballot. You can find a complete list here. You can find information about how to run for office here and on the www.lwvsudbury.org website. You can learn how to register to vote or update your voter registration here or at www.lwvsudbury.org.

 

The period for potential candidates to file an intention to run is from Thursday, Jan. 4 to Wednesday, Jan. 31. Nomination papers (“signatures”) must be returned by Feb. 2. Any Sudbury registered voter may run for office and does not need permission from a board or committee to run.

 

According to the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional District Clerk, as of 2:53 p.m. Jan. 26, and the Town Clerk’s office, as of 12:01 p.m. Jan. 26, the following people have filed an intention to run:

 

Select Board

(2 seats, 3 years)

Janie Dretler (official candidate)

Daniel E. Carty

 

Sudbury School Committee

(2 seats, 3 years)

Karyn Jones

Danielle Stackpole

Silvia M. Nerssessian

Jean O. Nam

 

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School District Committee

(2 seats, 3 years)

Catherine Bitter (Lincoln resident)

Maura Carty (Sudbury resident)

 

Moderator

(1 seat, 3 years)

Catharine V. Blake

 

Board of Assessors

(1 seat, 3 years)

Joshua Fox

 

Goodnow Library Trustee

(2 seats, 3 years)

Megan Kelley

Eriko Frank

 

Board of Health

(1 seat, 3 years)

Linda Huet-Clayton

 

Park and Recreation Commission

(2 seats, 3 years)

Laurie Eliason (official candidate)

Robert C. Beagan

 

Park and Recreation Commission

(1 seat, 1 year to fill a vacancy)

William Atkeson

 

Planning Board

(2 seats, 3 years)

John Sugrue

Stephen Garvin

 

Commissioner of Housing Authority

(1 seat, 5 years)

Sherrill P. Cline (official candidate)

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