Elections and candidates, Dates and Plans
The crocuses and snowdrops are up, and so are the political signs. ‘Tis the season, which will end in Weston on May 8 with the Town Election. You can find out official information about candidate roles at the town website, and see the names as currently nominated. The last date to withdraw a nomination is April 6, and one can write in a candidate on election day but their printed name cannot be added to the ballot at this time.
So how does the Owl feel about this all? The Owl, for what it’s worth, will be neither endorsing nor speaking out against any candidate. The plan is to publish the platforms of the candidates who wish to have them here, and to ask them the same questions three–study your barn swallow speeds, everyone. Monty Python aside, the Owl will be hopefully talking with all of the candidates about some of the more personal side of their quest for public office.
The League of Women Voters will be holding its usual candidates night, this year on April 29 at 7:30 pm, by online platform.
Slate of nominees who will appear on May 8 ballot:
Moderator (one position): Ripley Hastings (incumbent)
Select Board (one position): Chris Houston (incumbent), Keith Johnson
School Committee (two positions): Attia Linnard, Tricia Liu, Ken Newberg
Board of Assessors (two positions): Gary Koger (incumbent), Phyllis Kominz (incumbent)
Planning Board (one position): Lori Hess
Recreation Commission (two positions): Melissa Crocker (incumbent), Marcy Dorna (incumbent), Peter Hill
Board of Library Trustees (two positions): Susan Scott (incumbent), Christopher Welles
Board of Health (one position): Jennifer Kickham, Heidi Wyle, James Bradner
Commissioner of Trust Funds (one position): Sanford Whitehouse (incumbent)
Measurer of Lumber (three positions): Matthew Gooch
The Owl is aware of one write-in campaign for Measurer of Lumber by Mary Shaw.
Thank you to all of the candidates who are willing to spend valuable personal time volunteering for the Town of Weston.