The first step in seeking an elected municipal position is gathering the signatures of fifty registered voters on nomination papers that one gets from the Town Clerk. Those nomination papers then need to be returned to the Town Clerk in a couple of months, so the signatures can be certified.
This notice today from the Town Clerk –
Nomination Papers – Town Election 3/25/2019
Nomination papers are available for the Town Election on 3/25/19 for the following positions: Moderator, Selectmen, Assessors, School Committee, Library Trustee, Planning Board, Park Commissioner and Trust Fund Commissioner.
From Eileen DeSorgher –
MEDFIELD ELECTION HIGHLIGHTS:
- There were 8,943 registered voters in Medfield on election day 11/6/18 and 6, 660 people voted.
- 74% – Town of Medfield Voter turnout.
- State Senator Paul Feeney-(D) beat Jacob Ventura– 59% to 36% and 5% “other”-(blanks and write in’s) in our local senate race.
- 79% – State Representative Denise C. Garlick-R.N. (D). Topped the ballot with the most votes in prec’s 1 and 2, and with the highest percentage of votes in the entire town of Medfield.
- 75% – United State Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III – (D). Topped the ballot with the most votes in the entire town of Medfield.
- 74.5% – Topped the ballot in prec’s 3 and 4 in Medfield and finished second in total votes in the town – Governor Charlie Baker (R).
MEDFIELD GENERAL ELECTION – TIDBITS :
- Congressman Kennedy beat Governor Baker by 38 votes for the most votes in Medfield. Congressman Kennedy topped the Governor in precincts 1 and 2 by 126 votes and Governor Baker edged out our Congressman in prec’s 3 and 4 by 88 votes.
- U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren-(D), won 53% of the vote.
- A.G. Maura Healey-(D), won 67%
- Secretary of State Galvin-(D), won 68%
- Treas. Deb. Goldberg-(D), won 61%
- State Auditor Suzanne Bump-(D), won 67%
- Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey-(D) 73%
- Norfolk County Treasurer James Timilty-(D) 73%
Medfield voters and THE QUESTIONS:
- #1- Nursing: 75% NO, 22% YES and 3%-other.
- #2 Campaign Contributions: 68% YES, 28% NO and 2% other.
- #3 Gender Identity: 69% YES, 28% NO and 3% other.
Here’s the link to the election results at the town clerks site:
No reminder is probably necessary, given the amount of news coverage – and the election frenzy will all be over tonight.
When I voted at 8:45 lots of sign holders, few parking spaces, and I had to stand in line for the first time ever – so great to see so many voting. 350 had voted in my precinct, so probably about 1,400 town wide.
From Susan Maritan –
Vote, Donate and Support the Medfield Food Cupboard
On November 6th, Election Day, while casting your vote for the candidates and initiatives that you support, please consider bringing financial or food donations to the polls in support of the Medfield Food Cupboard. Especially needed items for the fall and winter months are: rice, tuna, spaghetti, jelly/jam.
The polls will be open at The Center at Medfield from 6 AM until 8 PM, and donations may be dropped off any time during this window. Food Cupboard volunteers will be present throughout the day to collect donations and answer any questions you may have.
Those interested in supporting the Medfield Food Cupboard throughout the year may do so by placing unexpired, unopened, shelf-stable food in the collection bins at Shaw’s, Medfield Public Library, Pfaff Center, Senior Center, the Medfield churches, or monetary donations can be made on line at: medfieldfoodcupboard.com or mailed to: PO Box 172, Medfield, MA 02052.
At the Board of Selectmen meeting last night by the split joint vote of the four then current School Committee members and the three selectmen Meghan Glenn, a former teacher, was elected to fill the open School Committee spot created by the resignation of Tim Bonfatti last month.
When there is an open position on a Town of Medfield board, that position is filled by the joint vote of the two boards.
Dr. Meredith Chamberland, who holds a doctorate, also agreed to be nominated. The town is fortunate to have two such well credentialed, knowledgeable candidates willing to serve on the School Committee (both have been active in school matters). Based on the responses by both Ms. Glenn and Dr. Chamberland to numerous questions last night, our town will be exceedingly well served if both continue their active participation in school matters going forward.
There will be an election at the Board of Selectmen meeting tomorrow evening to fill the vacancy on the School Committee created by Tim Bonfatti’s recent resignation. The candidate will be selected by a majority of the vote by members of both boards.
I assume that anyone interested in serving should send a resume to the School Committee and the Board of Selectmen, and plan to have their name put into contention tomorrow evening at the selectmen meeting.
This is from the BoS agenda:
7:05 PM Joint meeting of Board of Selectmen and School Committee to fill School Committee vacancy by special election pursuant to General Laws, Chapter 41, Section 11
Primary election this coming Tuesday, 9/4
Please remember to vote this coming Tuesday in the primary election.
Please vote for Denise Garlick
I ask those of you in Precincts 1 and 2 to join me in voting for Denise Garlick for state representative in the Democratic primary.
As our state representative, Denise has –
- worked hard and actively supported the town’s interests at the sate level,
- helped obtain the proper remediation by DCAMM of the former Medfield State Hospital site,
- helped the town purchase of the former Medfield State Hospital site,
- been endorsed by Bill Massaro, our town’s closest observer of all things MSH related, Congressman Joe Kennedy, and a long list of others,
- reported back to residents annually on what she is doing.
You would all be as disappointed as I was, when I listened to the debate between Denise and her challenger, to learn that her challenger knew so little about our town that he thought the Medfield State Hospital was still open and full of DMH patients – he had no understanding about Medfield’s biggest issue.