Residents seeking town-wide offices or town meeting seats in Wellesley have filed their papers and the lists are now available on the town website (here and here). The election will be held March 13.
The only contested town-wide races appear to be those for Board of Selectmen, School Committee and Natural Resources. Wellesley realtor and one-time state rep Royall Switlzer and incumbent Terri Tsagaris will be among five candidates vying for two Board of Selectmen seats, while incumbents KC Kato and Illisa Povich will attempt to fend off two newcomers. Three candidates, including two incumbents, will duke it out for two seats on the Natural Resources Commission
The deadline to obtain the papers is Jan. 20 for town wide positions and February 3 for new town meeting candidates. The town clerk notes that the reports on the website include all people who have obtained papers or given notice of an intent to run for office. It is possible that one or more people on these lists may withdraw from the election prior to the deadlines to return papers.
Candidates for town-wide office have until Jan. 24 at 5 pm to return their signed papers.
Existing town meeting members have until Jan. 31 to give notice of intent to run. New candidates have until Feb. 4 to obtain papers and until Feb. 7 to return papers. Several precincts are in need of additional candidates to reach the minimum of 30 people to be elected..
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