The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 4, 2005


Town caucus is March 14: 14 positions to be filled

The annual town caucus, at which candidates are nominated to run for vacancies on elected town boards and committees, will be held on Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m. in the Clark Room at Town Hall. This year, 14 positions will need to be filled, as shown in the table on page 4.

Any U.S. citizen who is a registered voter in Carlisle may be nominated as a candidate or may place a name in nomination.

A quorum of 25 Carlisle voters is required for the caucus. Town elections will be held on Tuesday, May 10.

Running for office

The simplest route to becoming a candidate for a town office is to be nominated at the caucus. Any registered voter in Carlisle may be nominated at the caucus, whether present or not. If more than two names are placed in nomination for any position, a vote will be taken at the caucus and only the top two vote getters will be placed on the ballot.

If you are not nominated at the caucus you can still place your name on the ballot by filling out a "Town Nomination Paper," available at the Town Clerk's office at Town Hall, and obtaining 20 signatures. Only signatures of voters registered in the Town of Carlisle will be counted. Nomination papers must be filed with the Town Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 22.

You may also get elected by organizing write-in campaign at the Town Election.

Open Positions
Position Incumbent Term, years
Moderator Tom Raftery one for one year
Selectman John Ballantine two for three years
  Deb Belanger  
Assessor Charles Ferraro one for three years
Board of Health Lisa Davis-Lewis one for one year
  new position one for two years
  new position one for three years
Housing Authority Steven Pearlman one for five years
  resignation one for three years
Library Trustee Felix Conte one for three years
Planning Board Phyllis Zinicola two for three years
  Kent Gonzales  
School Committee Nicole Burkel two for three years
  Michael Fitzgerald  


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