February 18 2016

Challenger Pulls Paperwork for Town Moderator Position

By: Rich Hosford

The position of Town Moderator is now a potentially contested race in the upcoming Burlington town election. 


According to a release from Town Clerk Amy Warfield, Teresa Tarpey Clement has pulled papers to run for the spot. If she turns in the paperwork by the deadline of Monday, February 22, she would be challenging incumbent Sally Willard. Willard was elected to the position for the first time last year. 


Other contested races include two seats on the Board of Selectmen, two seats on the School Committee, one seat on the Planning Board and two Constable positions. 


As reported on BNEWS, Kelly Pappas has pulled paperwork to challenge incumbent Joe Impemba on the Planning Board. School Committee incumbents Christine Monaco and Thomas Murphy have both put in the paperwork to run for re-election. In addition two others: Karen Lavi and David Leavitt have turned in paperwork while Maithreyi Shankar has pulled papers but has not yet turned them in. Virginia Mooney is challenging incumbents Bob Hogan and Chris Hartling in the race for two Board of Selectmen seats. 


In the Constable race, incumbents William Pepicelli and Anthony Saia have turned in paperwork as has Dennis Otis. 


There are some challenges in Town Meeting precincts but the Town Clerk, Assessor, Treasurer/Collector and Board of Health seats will go unchallenged on the ballot. The deadline to pull papers was this past Thursday. 


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