Category Archives: Town Election 2017

Town Election 2017 – Uncontested Races

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Uncontested Offices on the May 15 Ballot

Board of Assessors, 3 Years, 1 Seat

  • Lya Batlle-Rafferty, Democrat

Board of Assessors, 1 Year, 1 Seat

  • Lesley Ficarri, Democrat

Board of Health, 3 Years, 1 Seat

  • Elizabeth Whittemore, Democrat

Board of Health, 1 Year, 1 Seat

  • Michael King, Democrat

Board of Library Trustees, 1 Year, 1 Seat

  • Jessica King, Democrat

Cemetery Commissioners, 3 Years, 1 Seat

  • Claire Wright, Republican (incumbent)

Commissioners of Trust Funds, 3 Years, 1 Seat

  • Muriel Kramer, Democrat

Constable, 3 Years, 1 Seat

  • Ed Millis, Democrat

Constable, 1 Year, 1 Seat

  • Francis J. D’Urso, Jr., Democrat

Hopkinton Housing Authority, 5 Years, 1 Seat

  • Rebeka Hoffman, Democrat

Planning Board, 3 Years, 1 Seat

  • Kelly Karp, Democrat

School Committee, 3 Years, 2 Seats

  • Jennifer Devlin, Democrat
  • Meenakshi Bharath, Unenrolled

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Town Election Update – 5 Contested Races

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Offices on the May 15 Ballot

Board of Assessors, 3 Years, 1 Seat

  • Lya Batlle-Rafferty, Democrat

Board of Assessors, 1 Year, 1 Seat

  • Lesley Ficarri, Democrat

Board of Health, 3 Years, 1 Seat

  • Elizabeth Whittemore, Democrat

Board of Health, 1 Year, 1 Seat

  • Michael King, Democrat

Board of Library Trustees, 3 Years, 2 Seats – Contested Race

  • Stanley D Pulnik, Unenrolled (incumbent)
  • June Harris, Republican (incumbent)
  • Margaret Wiggin, Democrat
  • Susan Kurys, Democrat

Board of Library Trustees, 1 Year, 1 Seat

  • Jessica King, Democrat

Board of Selectmen, 3 Years, 1 Seat- Contested Race

  • John M Coutinho, Republican (incumbent)
  • Amman Haidri, Democrat

Cemetery Commissioners, 3 Years, 1 Seat

  • Claire Wright, Republican (incumbent)

Commissioners of Trust Funds, 3 Years, 1 Seat

  • Muriel Kramer, Democrat

Constable, 3 Years, 1 Seat

  • Ed Millis, Democrat

Constable, 1 Year, 1 Seat

  • Francis J. D’Urso, Jr., Democrat

Hopkinton Housing Authority, 5 Years, 1 Seat

  • Rebeka Hoffman, Democrat

Parks and Recreation Commission, 3 Years, 2 Seats – Contested Race

  • Christina Anderson, Democrat
  • Laura Hanson, Democrat (incumbent)
  • Amy Markovich, Republican (incumbent)

Planning Board, 5 Years, 2 Seats – Contested Race

  • Amy Ritterbusch, Democrat
  • Gary Trendel, Republican
  • Kenneth Weismantel, Republican (incumbent)
  • Muriel Kramer, Democrat

Planning Board, 3 Years, 1 Seat

  • Kelly Karp, Democrat

Planning Board, 1 Year, 1 Seat – Contested Race

  • Irfan Nasrullah, Democrat
  • Al Rogers, Republican

School Committee, 3 Years, 2 Seats

  • Jennifer Devlin, Democrat
  • Meenakshi Bharath, Unenrolled

Attention Candidates:

Candidates are welcome to email a candidate statement or a link to their campaign website, which we will be happy to post to our website along with info about all the other candidates. Please send to kristywilladsen@ehop01748.org.

Town Election Update – More Candidates Still Needed

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Considering running for local office, but don’t know where to begin?

To become a candidate a person must either obtain and submit nomination papers by securing the signatures of 50 Hopkinton registered voters by Monday, March 27; or a person may qualify by being the top vote-getter in one of the town political party caucuses.  The Democratic caucus is Friday, April 7 at 6:30-8:30 PM in Town Hall Room 215-216. The date of the Republican Caucus is Friday, April 7 at 5:00-7:00 PM in Town Hall Room 211. Nomination signature papers are available from the Town Clerk’s office in Town Hall.

Offices on the May 15 Ballot

Board of Assessors, 3 Years, 1 Seat
Board of Assessors, 1 Year, 1 Seat

  • No candidates yet

Board of Health, 3 Years, 1 Seat

  • Elizabeth Whittemore, Democrat

Board of Health, 1 Year, 1 Seat

  • Michael King, Democrat

Board of Library Trustees, 3 Years, 2 Seats

  • Stanley D Pulnik, Unenrolled (incumbent)
  • June Harris, Republican (incumbent)

Board of Library Trustees, 1 Year, 1 Seat

  • Jessica King, Democrat

Board of Selectmen, 3 Years, 1 Seat

  • John M Coutinho, Republican (incumbent)

Cemetery Commissioners, 3 Years, 1 Seat

  • Claire Wright, Republican (incumbent)

Commissioners of Trust Funds, 3 Years, 1 Seat

  • Muriel Kramer, Democrat

Constable, 3 Years, 1 Seat
Constable, 1 Year, 1 Seat

  • No candidates yet

Hopkinton Housing Authority, 5 Years, 1 Seat

  • No candidates yet

Parks and Recreation Commission, 3 Years, 2 Seats – Contested Race

  • Christina Anderson, Unenrolled
  • Laura Hanson, Democrat (incumbent)
  • Amy Markovich, Republican (incumbent)

Planning Board, 5 Years, 2 Seats – Contested Race

  • Amy Ritterbusch, Democrat
  • Gary Trendel, Republican
  • Kenneth Weismantel, Republican (incumbent)

Planning Board, 3 Years, 1 Seat

  • No candidates yet

Planning Board, 1 Year, 1 Seat

  • Irfan Nasrullah, Democrat

School Committee, 3 Years, 2 Seats

  • Jennifer Devlin, Democrat
  • Meenakshi Bharath, Unenrolled

Town Election Candidates Needed

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Considering running for local office, but don’t know where to begin?

To become a candidate a person must either obtain and submit nomination papers by securing the signatures of 50 Hopkinton registered voters by Monday, March 27; or a person may qualify by being the top vote-getter in one of the town political party caucuses.  The Democratic caucus is Friday, April 7 at 6:30pm in Town Hall. The date of the Republican Caucus has not yet been announced. Nomination signature papers are available from the Town Clerk’s office in Town Hall.

Offices on the May 15 Ballot

Board of Assessors, 3 Years, 1 Seat
Board of Assessors, 1 Year, 1 Seat

  • No candidates yet

Board of Health, 3 Years, 1 Seat
Board of Health, 1 Year, 1 Seat

  • No candidates yet

Board of Library Trustees, 3 Years, 2 Seats

  • Stanley D Pulnik, Unenrolled (incumbent)
  • 2nd candidate needed

Board of Library Trustees, 1 Year, 1 Seat

  • No candidates yet

Board of Selectmen, 3 Years, 1 Seat

  • John M Coutinho, Republican (incumbent)

Cemetery Commissioners, 3 Years, 1 Seat

  • Claire Wright, Republican (incumbent)

Commissioners of Trust Funds, 3 Years, 1 Seat

  • No candidates yet

Constable, 3 Years, 1 Seat
Constable, 1 Year, 1 Seat

  • No candidates yet

Hopkinton Housing Authority, 5 Years, 1 Seat

  • No candidates yet

Parks and Recreation Commission, 3 Years, 2 Seats – Contested Race

  • Christina Anderson, Unenrolled
  • Laura Hanson, Democrat (incumbent)
  • Amy Markovich, Republican (incumbent)

School Committee, 3 Years, 2 Seats

  • Jennifer Devlin, Democrat
  • 2nd candidate needed

Planning Board, 5 Years, 2 Seats

  • Amy Ritterbusch, Democrat
  • 2nd candidate needed

Planning Board, 3 Years, 1 Seat

  • No candidates yet

Planning Board, 1 Years, 1 Seat

  • No candidates yet