Candidates already off and running for town election

15 people have pulled papers to appear on this year’s ballot for the coming election. Photo by Spenser Hasak

The ballot for the town’s annual election in June is starting to become clear, with nomination papers having been available for more than a week as of Monday and a number of candidates making their intentions apparent.

According to a list provided by the Town Clerk’s office, 15 people have pulled papers to appear on the ballot for the coming election. Of those 15, just two have returned papers to the clerk’s office.

Three candidates have declared in the race for Select Board, where all five seats are up for grabs, including incumbents Erin Noonan and Alexa Singer. Bret Murray is also mounting a Select Board campaign.

Incumbent Jack Attridge is running for a second one-year term as town moderator.

Two candidates have declared for the open seat on the Board of Health — Thomas McMahon, who has already returned nomination papers, and Thomas Massaro.

Terri Tauro, who was appointed to the Housing Authority earlier this year, is running to fill the two-year unexpired term on the board.

Four candidates are in the race for seats on the five-member Recreation & Parks Commission, including incumbents Linda Rice-Collins, Matthew Martin, and Derek Norcross. Shelly Bedrossian is also off and running for a one-year term on the commission.

In the race for School Committee — where two seats are available on the five-member board — Karen Tal-Makhluf, a mother of three, and former Glover School Principal Brian Scott Ota have pulled papers.

Incumbents Thomas Carroll and Barton Hyte have both pulled papers for another term serving on the Water & Sewer Commission, with Carroll already returning his to the clerk.