The Tri-Town League of Women Voters will hold a Candidates’ Night in what promises to be an energetic discussion of local issues in three contested races in Marion. It is scheduled for Wednesday evening, April 30, at 7:00 pm in the Music Hall, 164 Front Street, Marion.
There are six elective positions that must be filled. For the Select Board, challenger William Dale Jones will face incumbent Steve Cushing. The Planning Board has three open positions with four candidates on the ballot: Eileen Marum, Michael Popitz, and Robert Lane will challenge incumbent Ted North. The Marion School Committee has two open positions: Michele Ouellette and Christine Winters are running again for another three-year term, and they are challenged by newcomer Kate Houdelette.
Eight positions are unopposed: Ray Pickles for Town Clerk; Catherine Gibbs for the Assessor; David Titus for Town Moderator; Elizabeth Dunn for the Board of Health; Paul Goulet for ORR School Committee; Joseph Keogh and Jeffrey Oakes for two positions on the Open Space Acquisition Commission; and no one has filed to run for the position of Tree Warden being vacated by Tim Crowley.
Citizens of Marion are strongly urged to attend Candidates’ Night to become familiar with these candidates running for town offices. Last year, only 10 per cent of Marion’s registered voters decided the outcome of the election. If you care about the leadership of this town, please attend Candidates’ Night and be sure to cast your vote on May 16.
For further information, please contact Nan Johnson at 508-748-0046 or Tinker Saltonstall at 508-748-0160.