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Four Candidates Take Out Nomination Papers For Board of Selectmen

Candidates have until Feb. 19 to return nomination papers with 50 valid signatures.

The first week of the 2013 Tewksbury Municipal Election season has started off with a bang.

Four candidates have already taken out nomination papers in the race for the Board of Selectman and a fifth candidate has expressed his intentions to do so.

Incumbent Todd Johnson, along with potential challengers Robert Rosa, Mary Ellen Fernald and Ken Miano took out nomination papers this week, according to Town Clerk Denise Graffeo.

Fernald is a former member of the Board of Health, having lost her seat on that board last year. For Miano, the President of the Tewksbury Boys Basketball League, this will be his second run at public office. He was defeated in a run for the Board of Selectmen in 2012.

Jim Wentworth, a former member of the Economic Development Committee, has expressed his intent to run for selectman this year but has yet to take out papers.

Johnson will be seeking his third three-year term on the board. Selectwoman Anne Marie Stronach announced in November she would not be seeking re-election.

Other candidates taking out nomination papers during the first week were incumbent Shawsheen Tech School Committee member Pat Meuse, incumbent Board of Health member Christine Kinnon and incumbent Library Board of Trustees member Joseph Frank.

Candidates have until Feb. 19 to return nomination papers with at least 50 valid signatures of registered Tewskbury voters to secure a spot on the April 6 ballot.

Candidates (As of Jan. 4)

Took out Papers

Returned Papers

Board of Selectmen (2 seats for three years)

 

 

I-Todd Johnson

Yes

No

Mary Ellen Fernald

Yes

No

Robert Rosa

Yes

No

Ken Miano

Yes

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board of Health (2 seats for three years)

 

 

I-Christine Kinnon

Yes

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Planning Board (1 seat for five years)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Committee (2 seats for three years)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Library Board of Trustees (2 seats for three years)

 

 

I-Joseph Frank

Yes

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Housing authority (1 seat for 5 years)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shawsheen Tech Regional School Committee (1 seat for three years)

 

 

I- Patricia Meuse

Yes

No

 

 

 

I- Incumbent

Abbe Lakenville January 07, 2013 at 01:54 AM
And developing the state's land, which gives our community whatever charm it has, would certainly benefit realtors...
Richard Menard January 07, 2013 at 07:28 PM
I have a motto that has served me well in my almost 40 years on this planet. Don't criticize somebody for a job you are not willing to do yourself. That being said, I am willing to dedicate the next three years of my life to helping Tewksbury become the town I imagined when I moved here 8 years ago. I have pulled my nomination papers and look forward to running a steadfast campaign for Selectman over the next few months in hopes to win not only the townspeople's vote, but more importantly, their trust. I cannot sit idly by and see our community getting taxed higher than most surrounding towns without seeing a sizable return on their investments. I'm on Facebook and am currently working with a webdesigner to develop a comprehensive point of information about myself and my goals as Selectman. Email me if you wish, MenardforTewksbury@gmail.com. Thanks, -Rick
denise January 07, 2013 at 07:36 PM
Excited for you Rick...
Richard Menard January 07, 2013 at 07:49 PM
Thank you Denise, I hope I can count on your vote on April 6th!!! Let me know if you need a ride to the polls, MenardforTewksbury@gmail.com.
Tewksbury2001 January 11, 2013 at 12:41 AM
This town is overrun with condo complexes. The last think we need is another complex whether for seniors or anyone. I would hate to see more land developed for housing...

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