Ever thought of running for town office?


Left to right, Town Clerk Eileen McCracken, Asst. Town Clerk Jacquie Berard, and Senior Clerk Liz McVarish.
January 29, 2019 by Carol Britton Meyer

It’s election time again!

Have you ever thought of running for a town office? Town Clerk Eileen McCracken reports that a number of candidates for seats with terms expiring this year stepped forward as soon as nomination papers were available in early January for the April  27 town election, which is unusual. “Looks like it’s going to be a busy election season!” she said. Completed papers are due back by 5 p.m. March 7.

So far there’s a potential four-way race for three seats on the school committee, including two incumbents — Elizabeth (Liza) O’Reilly and Carlos DaSilva. Fellow committee member Kay Praschma has not yet taken out papers. The other two  candidates are Joshua Ross and Nancy Correnti.

Zoning Board of Appeals member Joseph Fisher took out papers for the Selectman’s seat currently occupied by Paul Healey, whose term expires this year. Healey has not yet shared whether or not he intends to run for another term but expressed confidence in Fisher’s abilities.

Town Moderator Michael Puzo, Board of Assessors member Christine Roberts, and Kirk Shilts have also pulled papers — Shilts for both his Board of Health and Sewer Commission seats.

For a complete list of elected officials with terms expiring in 2019 visit hingham-ma.gov. Be sure to mark your calendars for election day!

Stay tuned for updates!

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