Races shape up in Grafton’s town election


Races shape up in Grafton’s town election
Grafton’s annual election is scheduled for May 21. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

GRAFTON – There will be contested races for Select Board and School Committee in this year’s Town Election on Tuesday, May 21.

With the deadline to return nomination papers having passed, here are the candidates running for office:

Select Board (one seat, three-year term) – Raymond Mead, candidate for re-election; Craig Dauphinais

Board of Library Trustees (three seats, three-year terms) – Douglas Bowman, candidate for re-election; Aaron Vandesteen, candidate for re-election; Christopher Beltz

Planning Board (two seats, three-year terms) – Robert Hassinger, candidate for re-election; Justin Wood, candidate for re-election

School Committee (two seats, three-year terms) – Laura Often, candidate for re-election; Elizabeth Spinney, candidate for re-election; Kristy Kielbasinski; Craig Juelis

Housing Authority (one seat, five-year term) – Shawn McAvey, candidate for re-election

Candidates have until 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, to withdraw their nomination papers.

On Election Day, polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Polling locations are at Grafton Middle School, 22 Providence Road (precincts 1, 2 and 3); and at Millbury Street Elementary School, 105 Millbury St. (precincts 4 and 5).

For information, contact the town clerk’s office at 508-839-5335, ext. 1300, https://grafton-ma.gov/271/Town-Clerk.

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