Candidates pull papers for public office as Hudson election deadline nears

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Candidates pull papers for public office as Hudson election deadline nears
Candidates have until March 21 to return papers.
This year’s town election is scheduled for May 9.(Photo/Dakota Antelman)

HUDSON – Hudson’s municipal ballot is beginning to take shape ahead of elections later this year.

Though candidates still have time to return papers, several have already secured their spots on the ballot, while still more are in the process of doing so, according to filings shared by the Town Clerk’s office.

Potential race for Select Board

Select Board members Fred Lucy and James Quinn are both up for re-election this year.

Quinn pulled papers back on Feb. 18, but had not filed them as of March 4. Lucy had not pulled papers.

Outside of incumbents, Arthur Redding pulled papers on Jan. 25, though he had also not returned them as of March 4.

The lone candidate to secure a spot on the ballot, to date, was Judy Congdon, who pulled papers on Jan. 24 and returned them early last month.

Congdon previously announced her campaign in a Facebook post in January.

“I love our community and would be honored to be an integral contributor to progressive and fundamental decisions for our residents,” she wrote in that initial message.

Multiple School Committee candidates pull papers

Incumbents Steven Smith and Ilan Levine are both up for re-election to the School Committee.

Though no candidates had returned papers as of March 4, Smith, Craig Martin Spencer and Christopher Monsini had all pulled papers.

Candidates consider campaigns for other boards, commissions

Candidates are similarly filling out the rest of the Hudson municipal ballot.

Thomas Green and Michael Andrade have both pulled papers to run for Municipal Light Board, though they had not returned them as of March 4.

Incumbent John Monteiro had not pulled papers.

Mercedes Murphy, Janet Bahl Saluk, and Cassia Monteiro have all pulled papers to run for a lone seat on the Board of Health. Monteiro was the only individual to have returned papers as of March 4.

Both James Joseph Martin and Steven Dana Bruce have pulled papers to run for constable, which is a seat currently held by Bruce.

Rounding things out, Christine Griffin has pulled papers to run for re-election to the Board of Assessors.

Ann Marie Lourens returned papers last month to run for re-election to the Trustees of Benevolent Funds.

Darryl Filippi had pulled papers to run for re-election to his current seat on the Planning Board, though fellow Planning Board member Dirk Underwood had not pulled papers as of March 4.

MaryAlice McCormack pulled papers to run for reelection to the library trustees in January.

Robert Bowen has pulled papers and secured a spot on the ballot to run for reelection to the Park Commission.

Richard Harrity has pulled papers to run for re-election as town moderator.

Cemetery commission incumbent Christine DiMare had not pulled papers to run for re-election to her seat.

Election set for May 9 

Candidates have until March 21 at 5 p.m. to return papers.

This year’s town election is scheduled for May 9.

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