January 30 2015

Burlington Election Becoming Competitive

By: Rich Hosford

The Burlington Town Election is starting to heat up. 


Candidates have been turning in papers and a couple of the races in town are now competitive though a majority of the open seats still only have one candidate. 


There are now two people on the ballot from Town Moderator, incumbent Charles Murphy and Sally Willard, currently a Town Meeting member for Precinct 4. 


There are also three candidates for two open seats on the Board of Selectmen. Incumbents Michael Runyan is running, as is current member of the Board of Appeals Joseph Morandi. Former member of the board and constant contender Virginia Mooney has also turned in papers to run for one of the two seats. 


There is also a contest for the two Library Trustees seats between Paula Bernard, Geraldine Degurski and Ann Way. 

As of this taping the Planning Board, Board of Health, Board of Assessors and Recreation Commission races are uncontested. 


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. 


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


The Town Election will be held on Saturday, April 11 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

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