Town Election Update – 5 Contested Races So Far

Town Election Update – 5 Contested Races So Far

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To become a candidate a person must either obtain and submit nomination papers by securing the signatures of 50 Hopkinton registered voters by Monday, April 2; or a person may qualify by being the top vote-getter in one of the town political party caucuses.  The dates for Democratic and Republican town caucuses have not yet been announced, but will be held by April 13 at the latest. Nomination signature papers are available from the Town Clerk’s office located in the temporary Town Hall at 80 South Street. Hours are M, W, Th 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Tu 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM and F 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Click on the name of any elected office listed below to read more about it.

Offices on the May 21, 2018 Ballot:

Board of Assessors, 3 Years, Vote for 1

  • Lesley Ficarri, Democrat (incumbent)

Board of Health, 3 Years, Vote for 1 – Contested Race

  • Michael J King, Democrat (incumbent)
  • Richard P Jacobs, Unenrolled

Board of Library Trustees, 3 Years, Vote for 1 – Contested Race

  • Nanette A Kenrick, Democrat
  • Stanley Pulnik, Democrat

Board of Selectmen, 3 Years, Vote for 2 – Contested Race

  • Irfan Nasrullah, Democrat
  • Philip Antoniades, Democrat
  • Patrick Atwell, Unenrolled

Cemetery Commissioners, 3 Years, Vote for 1

  • Thomas Pratt, Democrat (incumbent)

Commissioners of Trust Funds, 3 Years, Vote for 1

  • Janine S LeBlanc, Democrat

Constable, 3 Years, Vote for 1 – Contested Race

  • Francis D’Urso, Democrat (incumbent)
  • Kevin Dangelo, Unenrolled

Parks & Recreation Commission, 3 Years, Vote for 2

  • Robert T Dobinski, Republican (incumbent)
  • Daniel F Terry, Republican (incumbent)

School Committee, 3 Years, Vote for 2 – Contested Race

  • Kristin A. Dykstra, Unenrolled
  • Amanda F. Fargiano, Unenrolled
  • Meg Tyler, Democrat

Planning Board, 5 Years, Vote for 2

  • Mary Larson-Marlowe, Democrat
  • 2nd Candidate Needed

{List Updated 3-1-18}

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The primary mission of eHop is community education on funding and policy issues pertaining to the Town of Hopkinton, Massachusetts including the Hopkinton Public Schools. Hence, eHop will strive to provide voters with accurate and detailed information on candidates running for state and local office, with a focus on each candidate’s position on both town and school-related issues.

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