Town Election Full List of Candidates
Both parties held their local nomination caucuses this week and the list of candidates is now final. There are two contested races this year: Select Board and School Committee. All candidates were invited to email eHop their candidate statements, headshot photos and links to their campaign websites. All information received by May 15 has been posted below. We will post additional information as we receive it on a weekly basis. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Offices on the 2020 Town Election Ballot:
Select Board, 3 Years, Vote for 1 – Contested Race
- John M. Coutinho, Candidate for Re-Election, Republican
- Amy B. Ritterbusch, Democrat – Candidate Statement – Website – Facebook – Instagram
School Committee, 3 Years, Vote for 2 – Contested Race
- Lya A. Batlle-Rafferty, Democrat – Candidate Statement – Website – Facebook
- Joe M. Markey, Democrat – Candidate Statement – Website
- Dawn Ronan, Republican – Candidate Statement – Facebook
Board of Assessors, 3 Years, Vote for 1
- Adam R. Munroe, Democrat – Website
Board of Health, 3 Years, Vote for 1
Board of Library Trustees, 3 Years, Vote for 2
- Meena J. Kaushik, Democrat – Candidate Statement – Website – Facebook
- Jessica M. McCaffrey, Republican – Candidate Statement
Cemetery Commissioners, 3 Years, Vote for 1
- Claire B. Wright, Candidate for Re-Election, Republican
Commissioners of Parks & Recreation, 3 Years, Vote for 2
- Liisa K. Jackson, Democrat – Website
- Laura W. Hanson, Candidate for Re-Election, Democrat – Candidate Statement – Website – Facebook
Commissioners of Trust Funds, 3 Years, Vote for 1
- Mary Duggan, Democrat – Website
Constable, 3 Years, Vote for 1
Housing Authority, 5 Years, Vote for 1
Planning Board, 5 Years, Vote for 2
- Jane T. Moran, Candidate for Re-Election, Unenrolled – Candidate Statement
- Sundar Sivaraman, Democrat – Candidate Statement – Website
As we head into election season, eHop would like to remind our readers of our candidate endorsement policy:
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.
It is eHop policy not to endorse candidates for public office. eHop board members are at liberty, however, to endorse candidates independently.
When eHop collects information from candidates for voter education purposes, eHop may add editorial comments to clarify candidate claims or statements that eHop deems to be deceptive or misleading, or that require further explanation.
On our Blog/Website:
Any eHop Board Member running for elected office in a contested race will not write or edit any website posts regarding the office for which they are running, including but not limited to our annual Candidate Q&A.
In addition, due to eHop policy not to endorse candidates for public office, any endorsements for specific candidates will be deleted from our Facebook page.
Candidates are welcome to email a candidate statement, photo and a link to their campaign website or social media, which we will be happy to post to our website along with info about all the other candidates. Please send to email@example.com.