January 12 2015

So Far All Races Uncontested for Burlington Town Election

By: Rich Hosford

Candidates have begun to turn in papers for the 2015 Burlington Town Elections, though so far none of the races are competitive. 

 

Town Clerk Amy Warfield put out a list of people who have turned in paperwork to be on the town ballot during the election on April 11. Potential candidates need to pick up paperwork at the Town Clerk’s office and collect signature from 50 registered voters in order to be on the ballot. Those who wish to run for Town Meeting must get signatures from 10 registered voters in their precinct. 

 

Anyone interested in running for one of the seats up this year must pick up the paperwork by February 19th and turn it in with the signatures by February 23. 

 

The deadline to register to the vote in the 2015 town election is March 20th. 

 

Thus far, the candidates who will be on the ballot are as follows: 

 

Sally Willard, currently a Town Meeting members for Precinct 4, is running for Town Meeting Moderator. 

There are two seats on the Board of Selectmen up this year and incumbent Michael Runyan is on the ballot as is Joseph Morandi. Morandi is currently a member of the Board of Appeals. 

 

There is one three-year seat on the Board of Assessors up this year and incumbent Paul Sheehan has turned in papers for it. Louise Crocker has turned in papers for the one-year seat on the board. 

 

There is one seat on the School Committee open this year. Martha Simon, a Precinct 3 Town Meeting member, has turned in papers. Incumbent Michael DeSimone, currently in the seat, has not yet filed. 

 

There are two 5-year seats open on the Planning Board. Current members Ernest Colvino Jr. and William Gaffney have turned in papers for those seats. Current member Paul Raymon has turned in papers for the 3-year seat on the board that is up this year. 

 

Finally, incumbent Elizabeth Walendziewicz is the only person to have turned in papers for one of the two Board of Health seat up for election in 2015. Incumbent James Dion, who is also up for reelection, has not yet filed. 

 

Editor's note: This story has been corrected. The original version mistakenly stated that there was only one seat up for reelection on the Board of Health

 
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