Category Archives: Town Election 2016

Constable Candidate Q & A

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eHop posed the following questions to our Constable Candidates and we are posting their responses here exactly as submitted. We thank them for their time and for their commitment to Hopkinton. In addition we recommend voters watch the HCAM Contested Races Debate and the Women’s Club Meet the Candidates Night, both of which are available on the HCAM YouTube Channel.

CONSTABLE, For 3 years, Vote for 1

  • Michael P. Umina, Sr., 24 Chestnut St, Unenrolled, Incumbent • No Candidate Statement Received Yet
  • Michael A. Hayes, 1 Third Rd, Democrat • Michael Hayes Candidate Statement

Question 1: Mr. Umina, Can you tell us about some of the duties you have performed since you were elected to the position of Constable in 2013?

Michael P. Umina, Sr.: No response received by deadline.

Question 1: Mr. Hayes, What made you want to run for Constable?

Michael A. Hayes: After speaking with our special Constable William Pickett out of Framingham who supports Hopkinton, a couple law enforcement officers and town hall employees this seemed to be a good fit for myself to serve the community.

Question 2: Mr. Umina, Are you a member of the Massachusetts Bay Constable Association or the Massachusetts Constables Association? Have you participated in any of their trainings or continuing education programs?

Michael P. Umina, Sr.: No response received by deadline.

Question 2: Mr. Hayes, If elected, do you plan to become a member of the Massachusetts Bay Constable Association or the Massachusetts Constables Association? If elected, do you plan to participate in any of their trainings or continuing education programs?

Michael A. Hayes: Yes, I do plan to become a member of MBCA and already have my application filled out. If elected I would be attended an educational program a week after the election. I have also initiated the paper work to become a Notary and been researching the history of constable’s role as a civil peace officer. MBCA also hosts monthly informational meetings and an annual educational more extensive seminar that I would want to be at as well.

Candidates Debate for Contested Races on HCAM Tues 5/10 at 7pm

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Selectman, Town Clerk, Town Moderator, Parks & Recreation, Board of Health and Constable candidates will all be on HCAM-TV on Tuesday May 10 at 7:00-9:00pm for a debate. You may view it on Comcast 8, Verizon 30, streaming live at hcam.tv/live or attend in person as part of the studio audience.  HCAM is located at 77 Main St (lower level), Hopkinton MA 01748.

Schedule: 

  • @ 7:00-8:00pm Questions for the Town Clerk, Constable, Town Moderator, Board of Health and Parks & Recreation Candidates
  • @ 8:00-9:00pm Questions for the Board of Selectmen Candidates

Panelists:

Continue reading Candidates Debate for Contested Races on HCAM Tues 5/10 at 7pm

Candidate Statements for May 16 Town Election

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Offices on the May 16 Ballot

Polls are open 7:00am-8:00pm on Monday, May 16. All Hopkinton precincts vote at the Middle School Brown Gym. You must use the rear entrance because school will be in session. There are no ballot questions this year. Absentee ballots are available from the Town Clerk and are due Friday, May 13 by 12:00 noon. For more information, contact the Town Clerk’s office at 508.497.9710 or townclerk@hopkintonma.gov.

Be sure to watch the Candidates Debate for Contested Races on HCAM on Tuesday May 10 at 7:00-9:00pm. Read more…

BOARD OF SELECTMEN, For 3 years, Vote for 2 – Contested Race

TOWN MODERATOR, For 3 years, Vote for 1 – Contested Race

TOWN CLERK, For 3 years, Vote for 1 – Contested Race

BOARD OF HEALTH, For 3 years, Vote for 1 – Contested Race

  • Philip A. Cohen, 3 John Matthew Rd, Republican, Incumbent • No Candidate Statement Received Yet
  • Jennifer C. Flanagan, 238 Ash St, Democrat • Flanagan Candidate Statement

CONSTABLE, For 3 years, Vote for 1 – Contested Race

  • Michael P. Umina, Sr., 24 Chestnut St, Unenrolled, Incumbent • No Candidate Statement Received Yet
  • Michael A. Hayes, 1 Third Rd, Democrat • Michael Hayes Candidate Statement

HOPKINTON HOUSING AUTHORITY, For 5 years, Vote for 1 – Contested Race

COMMISSIONERS OF PARKS & RECREATION, For 3 years, Vote for 1 – Contested Race

Continue reading Candidate Statements for May 16 Town Election

Contested Races Candidates Debate on HCAM 5/10

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Candidates from 6 contested races in the Hopkinton Town Election will be asked questions for debate. The debate will air live on HCAM (Comcast Channel 8, Verizon Channel 30) or feel free to join the studio audience. The event will be Tuesday May 10 at 7:00-9:00pm.

Panelists Include: Tom Nappi (HCAM News), Michelle Murdock (Hopkinton Independent), Amy Ritterbusch (eHop)

Candiates Include: Board of Selectmen, Town Moderator, Constable, Board of Health, Parks & Recreation, Town Clerk

Final Town Election Candidate List – 7 Contested Races

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The final list of candidates for the May 16 Town Election is now posted. Absentee ballots are available from the Town Clerk and are due Friday, May 13 by 12:00 noon. 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 amyritterbusch@ehop01748.org.

Offices on the May 16 Ballot

BOARD OF SELECTMEN, For 3 years, Vote for 2 – Contested Race

TOWN MODERATOR, For 3 years, Vote for 1 – Contested Race

  • Bruce G. Karlin, 156 Pond St, Democrat, Incumbent
  • Thomas J. Garabedian, 5 David Joseph Rd, Republican

TOWN CLERK, For 3 years, Vote for 1 – Contested Race

  • Connor B. Degan, 16 Daniel Shays Rd, Unenrolled
  • Henry R. Kunicki, 47 Teresa Rd, Republican

BOARD OF ASSESSORS, For 3 years, Vote for 1

  • Mary Jo LaFreniere, 18 Walcott Valley Dr, Democrat, Incumbent

BOARD OF HEALTH, For 3 years, Vote for 1 – Contested Race

  • Philip A. Cohen, 3 John Matthew Rd, Republican, Incumbent
  • Jennifer C. Flanagan, 238 Ash St, Democrat

BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES, For 3 years, Vote for 2

  • Michael J. McNamara, 7 Baker Ln, Unenrolled, Incumbent
  • Susan E. Porter, 348 Wood St, Unenrolled, Incumbent

CEMETERY COMMISSIONER, For 3 years, Vote for 1

  • John L. Palmer, 87 Main St, Unenrolled

COMMISSIONERS OF TRUST FUND, For 3 years, Vote for 1

  • Maureen Bumiller, 16 Birchwood Ln, Democrat, Incumbent

CONSTABLE, For 3 years, Vote for 1 – Contested Race

  • Michael P. Umina, Sr., 24 Chestnut St, Unenrolled, Incumbent
  • Michael A. Hayes, 1 Third Rd, Democrat

HOPKINTON HOUSING AUTHORITY, For 5 years, Vote for 1 – Contested Race

  • Nancy E. Kelleigh, 40 East Main St, Republican, Incumbent
  • Emily R. D’Urso, 37 Wood St, Democrat

COMMISSIONERS OF PARKS & RECREATION, For 3 years, Vote for 1 – Contested Race

PLANNING BOARD, For 5 years, Vote for 2

  • Clifford D. Kistner, 86 W Main St, Republican
  • David M. Paul, 7 Meadowland Dr, Unenrolled

SCHOOL COMMITTEE, For 3 years, Vote for 1

  • Nancy M. Richards-Cavanaugh, 25 Priscilla Rd, Unenrolled

Polls are open 7:00am-8:00pm on Monday, May 16. All Hopkinton precincts vote at the Middle School Brown Gym. You must use the rear entrance because school will be in session. There are no ballot questions this year. For more information, contact the Town Clerk’s office at 508.497.9710 or townclerk@hopkintonma.gov.

Town Election Candidate Updated List – 7 Contested Races

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The ballot for the May 16 Town Election is filling up fast. Many candidates have now turned nomination papers or were nominated at the Democratic Caucus.  Board of Health, Constable and Housing Authority are now all contested races. That makes seven contested races so far. The Republican Caucus will be held on Friday, April 8 at 5:00-7:00pm at Town Hall. More candidates may be announced at that time.

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 amyritterbusch@ehop01748.org.

Offices on the May 16 Ballot

BOARD OF ASSESSORS, For 3 years, Vote for 1

  • Mary Jo LaFreniere, 18 Walcott Valley Dr, Democrat, Incumbent

BOARD OF HEALTH, For 3 years, Vote for 1 – Contested Race

  • Philip Cohen, 3 John Matthew Rd, Republican, Incumbent
  • Jen Flanagan, 238 Ash St, Democrat

BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES, For 3 years, Vote for 2

  • Susan Porter, 348 Wood St, Unenrolled, Incumbent
  • Michael McNamara, 7 Baker Ln, Unenrolled, Incumbent

BOARD OF SELECTMEN, For 3 years, Vote for 2 – Contested Race

  • Michael Umina, 24 Chestnut St, Unenrolled
  • Margaret Wiggin, 5 Cross St, Democrat
  • Claire Wright, 28 Hayden Rowe St, Republican
  • Brendan Tedstone, 45A Pleasant St, Unenrolled

CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS, For 3 years, Vote for 1

  • John Palmer, 87 Main St, Unenrolled

COMMISSIONERS OF TRUST FUND, For 3 years, Vote for 1

  • Maureen Bumiller, 16 Birchwood Ln, Democrat, Incumbent

CONSTABLE, For 3 years, Vote for 1 – Contested Race

  • Michael Umina, 24 Chestnut St, Unenrolled, Incumbent
  • Michael Hayes, 1 Third Rd, Democrat

HOPKINTON HOUSING AUTHORITY, For 5 years, Vote for 1 – Contested Race

  • Nancy Kelleigh, 40 East Main St, Republican, Incumbent
  • Emily D’Urso, 37 Wood St, Democrat

PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION, For 3 years, Vote for 1 – Contested Race

  • Kelly Karp, 23 Nicholas Rd, Democrat
  • Eric Sonnett, 60 Teresa Rd, Republican, Incumbent

PLANNING BOARD, For 5 years, Vote for 2

  • David Paul, 7 Meadowland Dr, Unenrolled
  • Clifford Kistner, 86 W Main St, Republican

SCHOOL COMMITTEE, For 3 years, Vote for 1

  • Nancy Richards-Cavanaugh, 25 Priscilla Rd, Unenrolled

TOWN CLERK, For 3 years, Vote for 1 – Contested Race

  • Connor Degan, 16 Daniel Shays Rd, Unenrolled
  • Deborah Holbrook, 6 Rice St, Republican

TOWN MODERATOR, For 3 years, Vote for 1 – Contested Race

  • Bruce Karlin, 156 Pond St, Democrat, Incumbent
  • Thomas Garabedian, 5 David Joseph Rd, Republican

For more information, contact the Town Clerk’s office at 508.497.9710 or townclerk@hopkintonma.gov. Click to read more on the Town Clerk’s website.