Vote Tomorrow – List of Candidates and Questions with Links for More Info

Don’t forget to vote tomorrow, Monday, May 16. Polls are open 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM in the Middle School Gym, 88 Hayden Rowe St (enter by Grove Street). There are two contested races: Board of Selectmen and School Committee. There is also an open seat for Library Trustee available to a Write-In Candidate. In addition there is one ballot question. View a full pdf of the ballot on the Town of Hopkinton Website at: http://www.hopkinton.org/clerk/pdf/townmeeting/2011Ballot.pdf


Offices and Questions on the Ballot May 16, 2011:

SELECTMEN – Contested Race!
For three years, Vote for ONE
FRANCIS J. D’URSO, JR. (Democratic Caucus), 173 Saddle Hill Road, http://www.frankdurso4selectman.org/, fdurso@comcast.net, H 508.435.1002, M 617.642.117, Frank’s Candidate Statement on HCAM
BRIAN J. HERR (Republican Caucus), 31 Elizabeth Road, brian@brianherr.com, Brian’s Candidate Statement on HCAM

Read more about the Selectmen’s Race:
From HCAM – Excerpts from Selectman Candidate Focus
From the Crier – Herr, D’Urso raise differences in race for Hopkinton selectman seat
From Educate Hopkinton – A Blog Debate – Eight Questions and Responses from the Board of Selectmen Candidates

BOARD OF ASSESSORS
For three years, Vote for ONE
JOHN L. PALMER (Candidate for Re-election), 87 Main Street

BOARD OF HEALTH
For three years, Vote for ONE
MARK H. GATES (Candidate for Re-election, Republican Caucus), 22 West Main Street, Press Release about Mark from the HRTC

BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES – 5th Position Available for 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. Vote for FIVE
LEDA ARAKELIAN (Republican Caucus), 228 Hayden Rowe, Press Release about Leda from the HRTC
MARIE ELDRIDGE, 10 Alexander Road
JUNE HARRIS (Republican Caucus), 185 Saddle Hill Road, Press Release about June from the HRTC
MICHAEL J. MCNAMARA, 7 Baker Lane
JOHN BELGER (Declared Write-In Candidate), 14 Colella Farm Road, John’s Candidate Statement
STAN PULNIK (Declared Write-In Candidate), 11 Downey Street
If you choose to write in a candidate, you need to write their full name and street address.

CEMETERY COMMISSIONER
For three years, Vote for ONE
CLAIRE B. WRIGHT (Candidate for Re-election, Republican Caucus), 28 Hayden Rowe, Press Release about Claire from the HRTC

COMMISSIONER OF TRUST FUND
For three years, Vote for ONE
MARY ARNAUT, 51 Teresa Road, Press Release About Mary from the HDTC

HOUSING AUTHORITY
For five years, Vote for ONE
DEBORAH K. KOLLMEYER (Republican Caucus), 4 Meadowland Drive, Press Release about Deborah from the HRTC

COMMISSIONER OF PARKS AND RECREATION
For three years, Vote for TWO
KENNETH J. DRISCOLL (Candidate for Re-election, Republican Caucus), 20 Elizabeth Road, Candidate Statement on HCAMPress Release about Ken from the HRTC
BRIAN E. EBERLIN (Republican Caucus), 58 Hayward Street, Candidate Statement on HCAMPress Release about Brian from the HRTC

MEMBER OF PLANNING BOARD
For five years, Vote for TWO
CLAIRE B. WRIGHT (Candidate for Re-election, Republican Caucus), 28 Hayden Rowe, Press Release about Claire from the HRTC

BRIAN J. KARP (Republican Caucus), 23 Nicholas Road, Candidate Statement on HCAM, Press Release about Brian from the HRTC

MEMBER OF PLANNING BOARD
For unexpired term – 2013, Vote for ONE
CHRISTIAN P. OLLENBORGER (Republican Caucus), 24 Duffield Road, Candidate Statement on HCAM, Press Release about Christian from the HRTC

SCHOOL COMMITTEE – Contested Race!
For three years, Vote for TWO
NANCY ALVAREZ BURDICK (Candidate for Re-election, Republican Caucus), 58 Greenwood Road, http://www.nancyburdick.com/, nancy@nancyburdick.com, H508.435.0926, Nancy’s Candidate Statement on HCAM
RICHARD P. DEMONT (Candidate for Re-election, Democratic Caucus), 77 North Mill Street, rdemont@demontlaw.com, H508.893.9988, Richard’s Candidate Statement on HCAM
SCOTT AGHABABIAN (Republican Caucus), 12 Breakneck Hill Road, saghababian@comcast.net, H508.544.1699, Scott’s Candidate Statement on HCAM

Read more about the School Committee Race:
From HCAM – Excerpts from the School Committee Candidate Focus
From the Crier – Three vie for two school posts in Hopkinton
From Educate Hopkinton – School Committee Candidates Blog Debate – Eight Questions and Responses

QUESTION #1
Shall this town approve the charter amendments proposed by the town meeting summarized below? The position of Town Clerk would change from an elected office to a position appointed by the Town Manager. In addition, the Town Clerk would no longer make appointments to two committees: the Appropriation Committee and the Charter Review Committee. The amendments would take effect on July 1, 2011.
YES
NO
[NOTE: This was Article 53 at the May 2010 Town Meeting “Amend Town Charter to Provide for an Appointed Town Clerk” where it PASSED by a clear majority.]