Two Contested Races in Marion Election

Monday, April 2 marked the deadline for candidates to submit papers for Marion’s Town Election. This year, two races will be contested on the ballot.

Two candidates, Jonathan Dickerson and Edwin North, are vying for one three-year seat on the Board of Selectmen. Roger Blanchette will be leaving his position and is not seeking re-election.

Two three-year spots on the Planning Board are available. Three candidates are on the ballot for this race: John Sweeney, Stephen Gonsalves and Stephen Kokkins. Gonsalves and Sweeney are both incumbents.

Jonathan Howland is seeking election to the Open Space Acquisition Commission after the seat was vacated by Sue Maxwell-Lewis in October 2011.  The term will run three years.

Jay Pateakos and Joseph Scott are both seeking re-election to the School Committee. Both of those positions would be three-year terms.

John Howard and Ray Pickles are seeking re-election to the Board of Health and Board of Assessors, respectively.  Both of those are three-year terms.

Lastly, David Titus is seeking re-election as Moderator for a one-year term.

The Marion Town Election will be held on Friday, May 25, voting will take place at the VFW hall on Route 6 from 8am to 8pm.

By Katy Fitzpatrick 

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