Friday, March 26, 1999
Calling all candidates
The town caucus is a rite of spring which signals the opening of the annual town election season. This year, on March 29, the meeting at Town Hall will begin at 7:30 p.m. and last just long enough to hear nominations for candidates interested in running for election on May 11.
In order to qualify, a candidate must be a registered voter in Carlisle. Those who decide at a later date to run for office have until 5 p.m. on April 5 to submit to the town clerk nomination papers which include a statement of intention and the signatures of 20 Carlisle voters. After that date, a resident may run as a "write-in" candidate and no nomination papers are required.
The town will be looking to fill the following offices. Unless otherwise indicated, the terms for the following officials are expiring and they have not announced their intentions for the upcoming election.
Moderator (one for one year) - currently held by Marshall Simonds
Board of Selectmen (two for three years) - currently held by John Ballantine and Vivian Chaput, both of whom will seek re-election
Board of Assessors (one for three years) - currently held by Burt Buckborough
Board of Health (one for three years) - currently held by Skip Saunders
Housing Authority (one for five years) - currently held by Marty Galligan who will seek re-election
Gleason Library Trustees (one for three years) - currently held by Rosalie Johnson who will seek re-election
Planning Board (two for five years) - currently held by Tara Hengeveld and John LaLiberté, both of whom will not seek re-election
School Committee (two for three years) - currently held by Cindy Nock, who will seek re-election and by Peter Cole
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