Town Races: Democrats Face Primary In School Committee Race
Republicans field a full slate for Council and School Committee; Democrats offer no candidates for Council, four for School Committee.
The Democrats cup runneth over for School Committee, with four candidates for three seats, while they failed to field a single candidate for Town Council's five available seats.
Republicans, meanwhile, have a full slate of five candidates for council, two candidates for School Committee and one candidate for Town Moderator.
By 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, a total of 15 people had filed to run for town offices – 8 Republicans, 4 Democrats, 1 Libertarian, 1 Moderate, and 1 independent. There are 6 candidates for Town Council, 7 for School Committee, and 2 for Town Moderator.
Former School Committee Chair Jean Ann Guliano is making a run for Town Council. If she wins, she would be the first woman councilor in 10 years. Guliano is running as a Moderate.
The other candidates for Town Council are incumbents Michael Isaacs (chair), Mike Kiernan, Jeff Cianciolo, and Mark Gee, and political newcomer Brad Bishop.
For School Committee, there are two Republicans in the race, incumbent Paul Martin and newcomer Clark Smith. Four Democrats have signed up to run – incumbent Deidre Gifford (chair) and newcomers Carolyn Mark, Eugene Quinn, and Brian Warburton. If all four turn in the requisite 50 signatures, that would force a primary Sept. 11.
Independent Domenic Marcone is also in the running for School Committee.
The two candidates for Town Moderator (which is a one-day-a-year job, moderating the annual Financial Town Meeting) are incumbent James Patti, a Republican, and political newcomer Tony Jones, a Libertarian.
After submitting candidacy papers, candidates then have from July 3 to July 13 to turn in 50 signatures from local registered voters, thus securing their name on the ballot.