January 7, 2022 By Carol Britton Meyer
This could be an exciting election season! Thirteen elected town officers have terms expiring in 2022, representing 10 different boards/committees/commissions and the role of town moderator.
Nomination papers for this year's town election -- date to be determined -- will be available for candidates interested in running for office starting Monday, Jan. 10.
Potential candidates are asked to contact the Town Clerk's office ahead of time to schedule an appointment to pick up papers at either (781) 741-1410 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (See list of expiring terms below.)
Completed nomination papers must be submitted to the Town Clerk's office by Friday, March 11, for certification.
"While 50 certified signatures of voters registered in the Town of Hingham are required to be placed on the ballot, it's recommended that those submitting papers obtain a minimum of 75 signatures," according to Town Clerk Carol Falvey.
2022 expiring terms
MODERATOR (1-year term), Michael J. Puzo
SELECT BOARD (3-year term), Joseph M. Fisher
BOARD OF ASSESSORS (3-year term), Carlton "Al" Chambers, who was appointed by the Select Board recently to fill the vacancy left by the late Greg Hall’s earlier resignation until the Spring 2022 town election. This position will be placed on the ballot by the Select Board for the balance of Greg Hall's original term (expiring in 2023), which is one year.
Christine M. Roberts
BOARD OF HEALTH (3-year term), Kirk J. Shilts
MUNICIPAL LIGHT BOARD (3-year term), Roger M. Freeman (resigned) -- successor to be determined in 2022 town election
HOUSING AUTHORITY (5-year term), Greg O’Meara
SCHOOL COMMITTEE (3-year term)
Elizabeth (Liza) O’Reilly
Carlos A. F. Da Silva
Nancy (Nes) Correnti
PLANNING BOARD (5-year term), Gordon M. Carr
SEWER COMMISSION (3-year term), Kirk J. Shilts
RECREATION COMMISSION (5-year term), Nandita S. Scott