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Town Election: SPS Race Contested, Select Board Likely to Be

There was a flurry of activity on Friday as the 5 p.m. deadline to return nomination papers neared, giving shape to the races for the March 25 Annual Town Election.

 

In the hotly contested Sudbury School Committee race, Richard Thalmann returned his nomination papers early Friday, making him the fifth person to do so, and Danielle Stackpole withdrew. There are now five people – Karyn Jones, Silvia Nerssessian, Jean Nam, Mary Stephens, and Richard Thalmann - vying for two open seats. The Clerk’s office certified the nomination papers of Nam and Thalmann Friday, making all five official candidates whose names will appear on the ballot.

 

Eric Poch returned his nomination papers Friday afternoon, making the Select Board race likely contested in the March 25 Annual Town Election. The status of the race remains up in the air until Monday, when the Clerk’s office will certify the signatures.

 

Christopher Marotta officially withdrew from the Planning Board race Friday, leaving that race uncontested. John Sugrue and Stephen Garvin, who turned in their nomination papers Thursday, became official candidates Friday after the signatures were certified by the Town Clerk’s office.

 

The Clerk’s office also certified the nomination papers of Catharine Blake for Moderator, Linda Huet-Clayton for Board of Health, and Robert Beagan for a 3-year seat on Park and Recreation, making them official candidates.

 

To become an official candidate and appear on the ballot, those running must file an intention to run with the Town Clerk or L-S District Clerk, gather signatures of registered voters on their nomination papers, return those papers to the Town Clerk or L-S District Clerk, and then those signatures must be certified by the Town Clerk’s office. The deadline to file an intention to run was Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. The deadline to return nomination papers was Friday, Feb. 2 at 5 p.m.

 

You can learn how to register to vote or update your voter registration here or at www.lwvsudbury.org.

 

According to the Lincoln Town Clerk’s office as of 6:47 pm. Jan. 30, and the Sudbury Town Clerk’s office, as of 2:59 p.m. Feb. 2, here’s a list of who is – and who is not yet – an official candidate:

 

Select Board

(2 seats, 3 years)

Janie Dretler (official candidate)

Daniel E. Carty (official candidate)

Eric D. Poch

 

Sudbury School Committee

(2 seats, 3 years)

Karyn Jones (official candidate)

Silvia M. Nerssessian (official candidate)

Jean O. Nam (official candidate)

Mary T. Stephens (official candidate)

Richard M. Thalmann (official candidate)

(Danielle Stackpole - withdrawn)

(Carla Curley - withdrawn)

 

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School District Committee

(2 seats, 3 years)

Catherine Bitter (Lincoln resident) (official candidate)

Maura Carty (Sudbury resident) (official candidate)

 

Moderator

(1 seat, 3 years)

Catharine V. Blake (official candidate)

 

Board of Assessors

(1 seat, 3 years)

Joshua Fox (official candidate)

 

Goodnow Library Trustee

(2 seats, 3 years)

Megan Kelley (official candidate)

Eriko Frank (official candidate)

 

Board of Health

(1 seat, 3 years)

Linda Huet-Clayton (official candidate)

 

Park and Recreation Commission

(2 seats, 3 years)

Laurie Eliason (official candidate)

Robert C. Beagan (official candidate)

 

Park and Recreation Commission

(1 seat, 1 year to fill a vacancy)

William Atkeson (official candidate)

 

Planning Board

(2 seats, 3 years)

John Sugrue (official candidate)

Stephen Garvin (official candidate)

(Christopher Marotta – withdrawn)

 

Commissioner of Housing Authority

(1 seat, 5 years)

Sherrill P. Cline (official candidate)

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