Moskal, Shamsuddin top Westborough School Committee race


Moskal, Shamsuddin top Westborough School Committee race
Despite a nor’easter hitting the region, residents came out to vote during the annual Town Election on Tuesday, March 14. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

WESTBOROUGH – Jakub Moskal and Sarah Shamsuddin were the top vote-getters in the three-way race for two School Committee seats at the annual Town Election on Tuesday, March 14.

Moskal received 1,434 votes, Shamshuddin 1,371 and Paula Mathieu received 455.

The School Committee is scheduled to meet on March 15. At that meeting, the committee will choose a chair and vice chair/secretary.

The winners will replace Chair Lisa Edinberg and Raghu Nandan, who chose not to run for re-election.

Four candidates ran for the three available three-year seats for Library Trustee, including incumbents Dorothy Mello and Debra Cushman, along with Michael Karp and Julia Rissmiller.

Cushman drew 1,268 votes, followed by Mello with 1,159 and Rissmiller with 1,131. Karp ended up with 768 votes.

In the race for the one-year Library Trustee seat, Jeanine Mindrum topped Ciaran O’Donnell, 1,293 to 365.

The following candidates ran uncontested:

  • Moderator (three years) – John Arnold
  • Planning Board (five years) – Hazel Nourse
  • Planning Board (two years) – John Gelcich
  • Select Board (three years) – Ian Johnson
  • Town Clerk (three years) – Deborah Ledoux
  • Trustees of Soldiers Memorials – veteran (three years) – Brian Corcoran

There were no nomination papers pulled for the three-year seat for Trustees of Soldiers Memorials – nonveteran.

Despite a nor’easter bringing rain, wind and snow, residents turned out to cast their ballots at the high school.

When the polls opened at 8 a.m., nearly two dozen residents were waiting.

Interim Town Clerk Deborah Ledoux, who has been officially elected to her position, said turnout was steady despite the weather conditions.

The election results from the Town Clerk’s office are unofficial at this time.


Westborough municipal election candidate statements