Meet the Wellesley candidates for the March 7 Annual Town Election

With five contested races in the Annual Town Election on March 7, 2017, it’s time to focus on who’s who. On Thursday, February 16, at 8pm at the Wellesley Community Center (219 Washinton St.) Wellesley voters can meet candidates for the Board of Health, Natural Resources Commission, Planning Board, Recreation Commission, and School Committee. The event is sponsored by the Wellesley Democratic Town Committee.

Next, on Thursday, March 2, at the Wellesley Library, Wakelin Room, 7:30pm, the League of Women Voters of Wellesley will present “Meet the Candidates Night.” Candidates will greet voters informally from 7:30pm – 8:00pm, followed by formal remarks and a Q&A.

Here is a list of all the candidates seeking office:

Position
March 7, 2017 Annual Town Election
THREE YEAR TERM, TWO seats
Tom Ulfelder, 22 Sagamore Road
Elizabeth Sullivan Woods, 78 Longfellow Rd.
        
THREE YEAR TERM, One Seat
David Chapin, 10 Strathmore Road, Incumbent
THREE YEAR TERM, One Seat
Shepard Cohen, 38 Cartwright Road, Incumbent
Robert Anthony, 103 Old Colony Road
                
FOUR  YEAR PARTIAL TERM, One Seat
Michelle Chalmers, 7 Alba Road
THREE YEAR TERM, Two Seats
Ann Rappaport, 7 Bradford Road
Ann-Mara Lanza, 18 Oakland Street, Incumbent
ONE YEAR TERM, one seat
Thomas Frisardi, 86 Forest Street
THREE YEAR TERM, TWO seats
Regina LaRocque, 49 Madison Road
Joan E Gaughan, 16 Laurel Terrace, Incumbent
Lise Olney, 15 Windsor Road, Incumbent
FIVE YEAR TERM, One Seat
Catherine Johnson, 22 Standish Road, Incumbent
ONE YEAR TERM, One Seat (due to resignation as of 1/4/17)
James Roberti, 235 Weston Road
Thomas MacDonald, 1 Mulherin Lane
THREE YEAR TERM, One Seat
Jeffrey Wechsler, 6 Southwick Circle
THREE YEAR TERM, ONE Seat
Andrew Wrobel, 34 Seaward Road, Incumbent
John E Thompson Jr., 410 Wellesley Ave. (pulled out in late February)
THREE YEAR TERM, TWO Seats
Melissa Martin, 175 Weston Road
Ron Alexander, 12 Mansfield Road
Jennifer Jordahl, 26 Willow Street
Eli Burstein, 25 Patton Road
Matthew Kelley, 45 Damain Road, Incumbent