Category Archives: Elections

3/25 ballot

Issued  today by Town Clerk, Carol Mayer –

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No contested town races

Town Clerk, Carol Mayer, today released the names that will appear on the ballot for the town election on March 25 (the town election is always the last Monday in March, per the town charter):

ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION MEDFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2019 For MODERATOR (vote for one) (one year) Scott McDermott, 1 7 Knollwood Rd. Candidate for re-election For SELECTMEN (vote for one) (three years) Michael T. Marcucci, 3 Causeway St. Candidate for re-election For ASSESSORS (vote for one) (three years) Jeffrey J. Skerry, 13 Belknap Rd Candidate for re-election For SCHOOL COMMITTEE (vote for not more than two) (three years) Meghan K. Glenn, 12 Wheelwright Rd Timothy M. Knight, 34 Oriole Rd For LIBRARY TRUSTEE (vote for not more than two) (three years) Philip M. Tuths, 117 Spring St For PLANNING BOARD (vote for One) (five years) Paul D. McKechnie Jr, 5 Miller St. Candidate for re-election For PARK COMMISSIONERS (vote for not more than two) (three years) Melville Seibolt, 13 Snyder Rd Candidate for re-election Nicholas T. Brown, 9 Lee Rd. Candidate for re-election For TRUST FUND COMMISSIONER (vote for one) (three years) Gregory S. Reid, 8 Maple St Candidate for re-election20190205-names on ballot_Page_220190205-names on ballot_Page_3

Mayor corrects election post

Colleen Sullivan (Patch Mayor) corrected my election post (Thanks Colleen!) –

see below:

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ONE RESPONSE TO “TOWN ELECTION 3/25 – PAPERS DUE 2/4”

  1. Colleen Sullivan 

    Hi Pete,Unfortunately, what you posted here “If I am interpreting Carol’s red check marks correctly, it looks like the whole School Committee, the whole Medfield Park & Recreation Commission, and all the Library Trustees are up for election.” (regarding Carol’s red check marks) is not correct…. I called Carol and I will be posting the brief descriptions of the following positions (which are the only ones up for election on March 25th. – Town Moderator (1 seat) – Board of Selectmen (1 seat) – Assessors (1 seat) – School Committee (2 seats) – Library Trustee (2 seats) – Planning Board (1 seat) – Park Commissioner (2 seats) – Trust Fund Commissioner (1 seat) Sending this along in case you want to modify what you posted so there is no confusion….. Best,Colleen

Town election 3/25 – papers due 2/4

Town Clerk, Carol Mayer, published the material below today.

If I am interpreting Carol’s red check marks correctly, it looks like the whole School Committee, the whole Medfield Park & Recreation Commission, and all the Library Trustees are up for election.

Given that we try to have staggered terms, I am not sure how that happened, except that when people resign and a seat is filled by an interim election, I know that interim individual has to run in the next election.

January 24, 2019

UPDATE TOWN ELECTION 3/25/19

There is still time to pull nomination papers for the town election. Papers are due in the town clerk’s office on 2/4/19. Attached is a brief description of.

Brief Description of Elected Town Offices j *Indicates Candidate for Re-election Monday, March 25, 2019 J' ~sessors-3 year te:,, *Jeffrey Skerry-2019 Ken Manning-2020 Inventory all town property. Maintain accurate records of location and ownership of property. Establish a tax rate after Town Meeting. Bring property to full a:·1d fair cash value every three years. Housing Authority-5 year term *Lisa Donovan-2019 Eileen DeSorgher-2(122 Housing Authority: Robert Canavan-2020 Eldred Whyte-2023 Thomas Sweeney, lr.-2021 Brent Nelson-State Appointed-2021 The Medfield t-'ousing Authority (MHA) is authorized and operates under the provisions of Chapter 1218 of the Massachusetts Seneral Law and is responsible to the Department of Housing and Community Development for the managemf;:1t of Chapter 667 Elderly/Handicapped Housing. The Medfield r')using authority is an agency that provides safe and sanitary housing for low and moderate income for elci~rs and persons with disabilities. Meetings are r.~ld in the Tilden Village Community room on the 2"d Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm. Meetings are posted at t:1e Town Clerks Office and open to the public. Meetings are conducted in accordance with the Open Meeting Law in compliance with the governing state regulations. Housing Authority Commissioners responsibilities: Hire, fire and evaluate the executive director. The most important responsibility is hiring a qualified executive director. Set policy as a board based on recommendation of the executive director. Approve by-laws, resolutions, policies and procedures. Review, approve and monitor budgets and other financial documents to ensure expenditures are in compliance with state regulations and local laws. ~ustees of the Pubiic Libra!Jl-3 year term *Deb Merriam-2019 ../ Colleen Sullivan-2020 ./ Open Seat-2019 Lauren Feeney-2020 / Maura McNicholas-2021./ Jean Todesca-2021 V' Responsible for workir.J with other board members to oversee the library, establishing policy and plans, determining the final budget and advoi:.::iting for the library. Strives, as an indepenr•.ent town board, to provide the best possible library service to the residents. Meet monthly, usually ;:he 2nd Tuesday of the month, for about 1 to 1 112 hours. Represent Medfield library patrons, so diversity is our goal; the more viewpoints expressed at trustee meetings, the better our library users are represented. Brief Description of Elected Town Offices / *Indicates Candidate for Re-election March 28, 2016 J ~ark Commissioners-3 year term *Nicholas Brown-2019 j Michael Parks-2020 ./ *Mel Seibolt-2019 / Kirsten Young-2020 V Robert Tatro-2021 / Committed to providing affordable, quality leisure, recreational & educational programs to our community. Tasked with providing operational, budgetary, personnel and strategic oversight for the staff and instructors of the Parks and Recreation Department. The staff consists of three full time employees; the Director, Program Manager and Administrative Assistant. The department hires as many as 50 instructors and other seasonal employees on an annual basis. Tasked with a specific set of responsibilities as follows: Operational: oversee the day to day operations of the department Landscape and maintenance: · · oversee the upkeep of the Department's physical plant including parks and playing fields Personnel: oversee human resource issues for staff and instructors and interface with Town personnel board New facility planning: oversee the overall strategy for building a replacement facility-Pfaff Center Fundraising: oversee all fundraising and publicity activities / Planning Board-5 year term *Paul McKechnie-2019 V Teresa James-2022 • Reviews subdivision plans. George Lester-2020 Greg Sullivan-2023 Maintains the Zoning Bylaw and the Land Subdivision Rules and Regulations. Oversees the development of the subdivision. Abides by Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40A and Chapter 41 ~chool Committee-3 year term *Meghan Glenn-2019 ./ Jessica Reilly-202.9 ./ *Chris Morrison-2019 i/ Leo Brehm-2021 V Carries out the mission of the Medfield Public School System: Sarah Lemke-2021 Anna Mae O'Shea Brooke-2020 ./ · "The Medfield ?ublic School System will create a dynamic and collegial learning environment. Curriculum and instruction will guide students te achieve high-standards=and to meet the=challenge of change. J"hrough=school, family,==;:;:::: and community partnerships, students will be prepared to become responsible, sensitive, contributing citizens and lifelong learners." "Establishes and reviews educational goals and policies for the schools in the district and makes sure they are consistent with the requirements of the law and statewide goals and standards established by the Board of Education. Participates in the budget process Hires and evaluates the Superintendent of Schools. Participates in contract negotiations. Provides and encourages resources for professional development for staff. Reviews and provides input to each school Site Council. Advocates for adequate educational funding and for other issues. Approves major adoptions or revisions of curriculum upon recommendation of the superintendent." Brief Description of Elected Town Offices *Indicates Candidate for Re-election Monday, March 25, 2019 ) electmen-3 year term *Michael Marcucci-2019 Gus Murby-2020 Osler Peterson-2021 • Are technically and legally the executive heads of the Town of Medfield government, charged with the final operational authority for the town's municipal government. • Delegate day to day operation of the town government to the professional staff at the Town House. • Meet on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, at 7:00 PM, and more frequently as needed. • Need to know a lot about municipal government operation. However, that can be learned and there are no particular / background skills or experience required. j !own Clerk-3 year term Carol Mayer-2021 Provides services to the residents of Medfield: • Election Administration • Records Maintenance/Management • Town Census • Town Meeting • Licensing • Information Office I own Moderator-1 year term *Scott McDermott-2019 Appoints the Warrant Committee. Is charged with the responsibility of presiding over and appropriately regulating the proceedings at Town Meeting, including deciding all questions of order and making public declaration of all votes. In Medfield stands for election every year in the annual March town election. "Our Town Meeting is both a forum for stakeholders in the town's affairs to transact the business of the town (i.e. operating and capital budgets, personnel management, zoning by-laws, and strategic warrant articles) - and also a gathering of neighbors participating in an extraordinary exercise of democracy and self-determination." k rust Fund Commissioner-3 year term "*Gregory Reid-2019 - Paul Hogan-2020 Eric Lussier-2021 Under the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Chapter 41, section 45 Medfield has created a board of commissioners of trust funds to manage the funds given or bequeathed to the town. The members shall be elected or appointed by the selectmen.20190124-town clerk list of positions and office holders_page_220190124-town clerk list of positions and office holders_page_3

 

 

Nomination papers available from Town Clerk

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.

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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.

Election summary – 74% voted

From Eileen DeSorgher –

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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:

http://www.town.medfield.net/DocumentCenter/View/2179/State-Elec-Nov-6-2018-results-pdf?bidId=

 

Election today

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Election today

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.