The race is on: 2019 Wellesley Town Election

Vote, WellesleyWellesley’s March 5, 2019 Town Election isn’t going to be a quiet one. Five of the eleven open town-wide Board and Committee  seats will have more than one candidate vying for them. Was it really only a few years ago (2013) that not a single town-wide office seat was contested? Times have changed, indeed.

Candidates had until Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 5pm to throw their hats in the ring. Here is the list of candidates for contested positions that the town shared with us on Tuesday afternoon. We’ll update it with any additional candidates once we have that info:

Board of Selectmen — 1 seat open

  • Jennifer Fallon
  • Lise Olney

Board of Health — 1 seat open

  • Linda Oliver Grape
  • James Rodrigue

Natural Resources Commission — 1 open seat

  • Raina McManus
  • Jim Miller

Planning Board — 1 5-year seat, 1 1-year seat

5-year term candidates

  • Thomas Ahern
  • Patricia Mallett

1-year term candidates

  • Albert Berry
  • Deed Mccollum
  • Frank Pinto

The seats on these boards are staggered so that one or two seats are elected each year for 3-year terms. (Planning and Housing include 5-year terms).

Wellesley Election 2019

 

MORE: Meet the candidates on Feb. 10