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Town Election Nominations 2018

by Mary Greendale
March 22, 2018

The process to nominate candidates for Town government offices is underway.

The process to nominate candidates for Town government offices is underway. At this moment, we might have real competition for three positions and no candidate at all for Board of Health. The filing date is not until April 3, 2018, so that could change. As of March 19th, the following have taken out papers for:

Board of Assessors. One seat. Three-year term.
Lesley Kennally 

Board of Health.  One seat. Three-year term



Board of Selectmen. One seat. Three-year term.
Matthew Coletti

John Cronin


Finance Committee. Two seats. Three-year term.

            Timothy Maxwell, incumbent

            Suzanne Nersessian, incumbent


Housing Authority. One seat. Five-year term.

            Tom Dumas, incumbent


Housing Authority. One Seat. Three-year term.          

            Haley Fetrow


Library Trustees.  Two seats. Three-year term.          

            Karla Alfred

            Nancy Baron, incumbent

Library Trustees. One seat. Two-year term.

            Kara Peterson


Park Commissioner. Two seats. Three-year term.

Stephen Bigelow          

Paul Healy, incumbent

H. Shaw Lively


Planning Board. One seat. Five-year term.

            W. David Thorne, incumbent


School Committee. Three seats. Three-year term

Phil (Jim) Allfrey

Anne Handstadt, incumbent

Chris Herbert

Lisa Kocian, incumbent

Andrew Morton, incumbent

Any Holliston registered voter can take out papers for nomination to any office listed. Candidates need 50 signatures of Holliston registered voters to get on the ballot, but it is best to collect a few more in case the Town Clerk, for some reason, does not certify a signature.

The signature papers must be submitted by April 3, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. PLEASE NOTE the 5:00 p.m. deadline. The Clerk’s office is open until later that evening, but papers MUST be filed by 5:00 to comply with state law.

The Town Clerk will provide prospective candidates with a packet of information about the process. The Town Election is May 22, 2018.

Town Meeting, which is officially Part I of the annual process, is on May 7th at 7:30 p.m.  We need a quorum of 100 people to decide how to spend a budget that will likely be over $60,000,000.



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