The final day for submitting nomination papers for the upcoming elections found Mattapoisett’s ballot featuring mostly incumbents running unopposed.
Only two races on the ballot have competition: Two contenders are vying for Water/Sewer Commissioner: Christopher Jaskolka and William F. Hubbard. On the Planning Board, Mary Crain, who was appointed by the board after a resignation left a vacancy, will be running against Paul Osenkowski.
Selectman and Board Chairman Jordan Collyer is seeking reelection unopposed, as are the following: Trustees for the Library James Dildine and Mary Magee; Moderator, John Eklund; Mattapoisett Housing Authority, Margaret DeMello; Constables Paul Magee and Kenneth Pacheco; Herring Inspector, Robert Martin; Tree Warden, Roland Cote; Community Preservation Committee’s William Hall and Michelle Hughes; and, finally, Board of Health member Daniel Lee.
No one has stepped forward to fill an empty seat at the Old Rochester Regional District School Committee table, leaving that slot vacant at this time.
Cary LeBlanc has submitted papers for an opening on the Board of Assessors, which is presently vacant.
And lastly, Charles Motta is an incumbent seeking re-lection on the Mattapoisett School Committee, while the other slot is being vied for by Patrick LeClair. Last day to register to vote is May 1, and Election Day is May 21.
By Marilou Newell