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First Day to Pull Nomination Papers in Foxborough is Today

The first day to pull nomination papers in Foxborough for May's Town Election is today, who would you like to see run for town offices?

Foxborough residents interested in getting involved in local government can now pull nomination papers for a town office position in advance of May’s annual town election.

There will be 14 town office positions on May's town election ballot, according to Foxborough Town Clerk Robert E. Cutler, Jr. Nomination papers, which can be picked up at Town Hall, must be submitted to Town Hall no later than March 18 at 5 p.m. The election is scheduled for May 6.

Here is a look at what positions are available this year and who is up for reelection (if the current town officials choose to run for another term), according Cutler:

  • Board of Selectmen (three-year term): This seat is currently held by BOS chair James DeVellis, who will be finishing his first term this May.
  • Board of Selectmen (three-year term): This seat is currently held by selectman Lynda Walsh.
  • School Committee (three-year term): This seat is currently held by Katie F. Adair.
  • School Committee (three-year term): This seat is currently held by Martha P. Slattery, who finished fourth in balloting at last May's selectman race.
  • School Committee (two-year term): This seat is currently held by Christina M. Belanger, who replaced Kate Kominsky in July. Kominsky resigned from the committee in June, citing issues with the committee as reason for her departure. "A school committee that does not follow its own processes, nor value diversity of thought or respect for colleagues is not an organization I wish to be a part of today," Kominsky said. This is a two-year term because Belanger served the first year of Kominsky's three-year term. 
  • Water & Sewer Commissioner (three-year term): This seat is currently held by William C. Euerle, who has informed the town he plans to retire at the end of his fourth term this May.
  • Board of Health (three-year term): This seat is currently held by vice chair Eric S. Arvedon.
  • Planning Board (three-year term): This seat is currently held by Ronald P. Bresse.
  • Board of Assessors (three-year term): This seat is currently held by Robert J. Hadge.
  • Boyden Library Trustee (three-year term): This seat is currently held by Jeffrey M. Lovely.
  • Boyden Library Trustee (three-year term): This seat is currently held by Janet S. Pineault.
  • Housing Authority (five-year term): This position is currently held by Susan E. Perez.
  • Town Moderator (three-year term): This position is currently held by Francis "Frank" Spillane.
  • Town Clerk (three-year term): This position is currently held by Robert E. Cutler, Jr.

In the upcoming selectmen race, DeVellis recently told Foxborough Patch he is uncertain if he will run for reelection this spring but expects to make his decision soon. Walsh recently informed Foxborough Patch while she expects to run for reelection this spring, she will take time to speak with family and friends before making her final decision.

The Sun Chronicle recently reported it is expected to be at least a three-person race for two school committee seats this spring. Kominsky is expected to run for Adair’s seat just six months after resigning from the committee because of issues she had with some members. Kominsky served nine years on the committee before resigning in July. Slattery, Adair and Belanger are all expected to run for reelection. To read The Sun Chronicle’s article in its entirety, click here.

We'll be keeping an eye on who is pulling papers at Town Hall and reporting on the candidates leading up to May's town election.

In the meantime, we want to know ...

TELL US: Who do you think should run for Foxborough Town Office? Let us know in the comments section below!

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