Westborough election to feature uncontested races


WESTBOROUGH – Westborough’s deadline for candidates to return election papers has passed, currently leaving a ballot with no contested races. 

Candidates have until Feb. 3 to withdraw their papers if they no longer want to be on the ballot.

Assuming the current ballot remains unchanged, there will be a new face coming to the School Committee, though, as incumbent member Sara Duella has opted not to seek re-election. 

Incumbent Stephen Doret and newcomer Steven Bachelor are running for two open seats. 

On the Select Board, both Allen Edinberg and Patrick Welch are seeking reelection. Edinberg and Welch are running unopposed.

Jonathan Pezzoni is running unopposed for a five year term on the Planning Board while Julia O’Neil Welch is seeking a partial two year term on the Westborough Housing Authority.

Edward Baldwin, Kathleen Daly and Mary Ellen Johnston are seeking reelection to the Trustees of the Public Library.

Town Clerk Wendy Mickel noted in a press release that there are five vacant seats for the Trustees of Soldiers’ Memorials.

“If you are interested in serving on this board, please plan to run a write-in campaign,” Mickel said. 

Mickel asked interested individuals to contact her office at 508-366-3020 for more information.

This year’s election will take place on March 8. Residents of all precincts will vote in the Westborough High School gym. Polls open at 8 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.