May Election Candidates Update

Hopkinton’s Annual Town Election is coming up on Monday, May 16. Several candidates have taken out and returned nomination papers to secure a spot on the ballot. Other candidates were nominated at their political party caucuses on April 8. Please see the updated list below. The only two contested races are for Selectman and School Committee. In addition there is still one Library Trustee position available for a write-in candidate if you know anyone who is interested. We will continue to provide candidate info, including links to candidate websites and candidate responses to our Candidate’s Questionnaire as we get closer to the May 16 election date. Please see the following press releases from the respective political parties with additional information on the candidates:
   – Press Release from the Hopkinton REPUBLICAN Town Committee
   – Press Release from the Hopkinton DEMOCRATIC Town Committee
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Offices and Candidates on the Ballot for May 16:

Selectmen – 1 position – 3 year term – Contested Race
Brian Herr (R)
Richard MacDonald (R) – MacDonald has withdrawn from the race.
Francis D’Urso (D)

Board of Assessors – 1 position – 3 year term
John L. Palmer (U) (Incumbent)

Board of Health – 1 position – 3 year term
Mark H. Gates (R) (Incumbent)

Board of Library Trustees – 5 positions – 1, 2 or 3 year terms
Marie Eldridge (U)
Leda Arakelian (R)
Mike McNamara (U)
June Harris (R)
One More Seat is Available to a Write-In Candidate
The two candidates with the greatest number of votes will serve 3 years, the two candidates with the second greatest number of votes will serve 2 years, the candidate with the third greatest number of votes will serve 1 year.

Cemetery Commissioner – 1 position – 3 year term
Claire B. Wright (R) (Incumbent)

Commissioner of Trust Fund – 1 position – 3 year term
Mary Arnaut (D)

Housing Authority – 1 position – 5 year term
Deborah Kollmeyer (R)

Parks and Recreation Commission – 2 positions – 3 year term
Ken Driscoll (R) (Incumbent)
Brian Eberlin (R)

Planning Board – 2 positions – 5 year term
Claire B. Wright (R) (Incumbent)
Brian Karp (R)

Planning Board Unexpired Term – 1 position – until 2013
Christian Ollenborger (R)

School Committee – 2 positions – 3 year term – Contested Race
Nancy Burdick (R) (Incumbent)
Richard P. deMont (D) (Incumbent)
Scott Aghababian (R)