Five-way race on the ballot for Southborough Select Board


Five-way race on the ballot for Southborough Select BoardSOUTHBOROUGH – It appears there will be several contested races when Southborough voters head to the polls in May.

The last day to submit nomination papers passed on March 21. 

Select Board members Lisa Braccio and Chelsea Malinowski had originally pulled papers to seek re-election, but they withdrew their papers earlier this month.

Braccio is seeking election to the Planning Board. She will face off against Michael Weishan. 

Malinowski is vying for a seat on the Southborough School Committee. She is running against Zhi Li and Johanna Sheyner. There are two, three-year terms up for election.

Five residents have thrown in their hats for the two seats on the Select Board: Alfred Hamilton, Marguerite Landry, David Parry, Brett Peters and Albena Phillipo.

Select Board member Sam Stivers is challenging incumbent William Boland for a seat on the Board of Commissioners of Trust Funds.

There are also several uncontested races. Mark Pietrewicz is seeking election to the Assabet Valley Regional Vocational District School Committee; Tammi Rice is seeking re-election to the Board of Assessors; Elizabeth Sanford Zulick is seeking election to the Board of Health; incumbents Jane Cecilia Davis and Amy Yazdani are seeking another term on the Board of Library Trustees and Paul Cimino is seeking another term as town moderator.

For the Regional School Committee, Southborough candidates incumbent Paul Desmond and John Wysocki are seeking election for two seats.

Southborough School Committee member Kamali O’Meally is seeking another term, as is Town Clerk James Hegarty.

The last day for candidates to withdraw their nomination papers is April 6. 

The town election is May 9. Polls open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. The last day to register to vote for this election is May 1. 

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Anyone with questions can call the Town Clerk at 508-485-0710 ext. 3005 or email [email protected].

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