Town Election 2022 Running List of Candidates

Town Election 2022 Running List of Candidates

{Updated 4/6/22} Considering running for local office, but don’t know where to begin? To become a candidate a person must either obtain and submit nomination papers by securing the signatures of 50 Hopkinton registered voters by Monday, March 28, 2022 or a person may qualify by being the top vote-getter in one of the town political party caucuses. The Republican Caucus will be April 7 and the Democratic Caucus will be April 8. eHop has not yet received the results of the party caucuses, but will post them when they are available. Nomination signature papers are available from the Town Clerk’s office (18 Main St) starting January 18, 2022. Please email or call the Town Clerk’s office with questions at 508-497-9710. Click on the name of any elected office listed below to read more about it.

Office on the May 16, 2022 Ballot:

  • Board of Assessors (3 years, vote for 1)
    • Peter Mimmo, Democrat
  • Board of Health (3 years, vote for 1)
    • Richard Jacobs, Unenrolled, Incumbent
  • Board of Library Trustees (3 years, vote for 2)
    • Susan E Porter, Democrat, Incumbent
    • David B Dollenmayer, Democrat, Incumbent
  • Board of Library Trustees (2 years unexpired term, vote for 1)
    • Anne S Beauchamp, Democrat
  • Select Board (3 years, vote for 2)
    • Shahidul H Mannan, Democrat
    • Mary Jo LaFreniere, Democrat, Incumbent
  • Cemetery Commissioners (3 years, vote for 1)
    • Kyla B McSweeney, Democrat, Incumbent
  • Cemetery Commissioners (2 years unexpired term, vote for 1)
    • Linda M Kimball, Unenrolled, Incumbent
  • Commissioners of Trust Funds (3 years, vote for 1)
    • Susan M Kurys, Democrat, Incumbent
  • Constable (3 years, vote for 1)
    • Michael A Hayes, Democrat, Incumbent 
  • Constable (2 years, vote for 1) – Contested Race
    • John D Cardillo, Unenrolled
    • Beth A Malloy, Democrat, Incumbent
    • Michael A Torosian, Unenrolled
  • Housing Authority (5 years, vote for 1)
    • Rebeka L Hoffman, Democrat, Incumbent
  • Housing Authority (2 years unexpired term, vote for 1) – Contested Race 
    • Nancy L Drawe, Democrat, Incumbent
    • Linda A Di Bona, Unenrolled – did not return enough verified signatures to get on the ballot, but may choose to seek a party caucus nomination or run as a write-in candidate.
  • Parks & Recreation Commissioners (3 years, vote for 1)
    • Cynthia S Esthimer, Democrat, Incumbents
  • Planning Board (5 years, vote for 2)
    • Ronny Priefer, Democrat, Incumbent
    • Maria Elyse Barrett Mihajloski, Democrat
  • Planning Board (1 year unexpired term, vote for 1)
    • Francis J DeYoung, Unenrolled, Incumbent
  • School Committee (3 years, vote for 1) – Contested Race
    • Nancy M Richards-Cavanaugh, Democrat, Incumbent
    • Christopher D Melton, Republican
  • School Committee (2 years, vote for 1) – Contested Race
    • Ashley Fogg, Unenrolled
    • Holly Morand, Democrat
  • School Committee (1 year, vote for 1) – Contested Race
    • Jennifer Devlin, Democrat
    • Jared Pray, Democrat
  • Town Clerk (3 years, vote for 1)
    • Connor B Degan, Democrat, Incumbent
  • Town Moderator (3 years, vote for 1)
    • Ellen D Rutter, Democrat, Incumbent

The steps for getting your name on the ballot are as follows:

  1. Pick up your nomination papers in person at the Town Clerk’s office (18 Main St, Hours: Mon Wed Thurs (8AM – 4:30PM), Tues (8AM-7PM), Fri (8AM-2PM).
  2. Collect physical signatures of at least fifty (50) registered voters in the Town of Hopkinton.
  3. Return signatures for certification to the Town Clerk on or before 5 PM on March 28, 2022.
  4. If you are enrolled in a political party that has an active town committee you may also approach the committee for the party caucus nomination to the ballot.

Key Dates & Deadlines:

  • January 18, 2022 – Nomination papers available from the Town Clerk’s office. Please email or call the Town Clerk’s office with questions at 508-497-9710.
  • March 28, 2022 at 5:00 PM – Last day to file nomination papers for town election.
  • Early April 2022 – date TBA – Republican Town Committee Caucus
  • Early April 2022 – date TBA – Democratic Town Committee Caucus
  • April 11, 2022 – Deadline for final written notice of any ballot questions to be submitted to the Town Clerk.
  • April 12, 2022 – Last day to register to vote for the Annual Town Election. Register to vote online at:
  • April 22, 2022 – Combined Town Election and Town Meeting Warrant posted.
  • May 16, 2022 – Town Election Day (7:00 AM – 8:00 PM) at Hopkinton Middle School

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.

On Facebook:

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

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