Friday, February 22, 2013
Today we begin out series of short videos with the candidates in the run up to Chelmsford's town election.
April 2 is quickly coming, and here at Patch we're reaching out to all the candidates to get as much information as we can for voters before they head to the polls to make their choices in this year's town election. Today we start with incumbent Selectman Matt Hanson after meeting him at the Java Room during his office hours on Thursday and give him a chance to make his pitch for one of your two votes this spring. What are your thoughts on Matt's candidacy? Has he done a good job so far on the board? Does he need to improve? Are you looking at one of the four other candidates instead? Tell us what you think in the comments below and sign in to participate in our online poll!
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Selectman candidate Roland Van Liew offered praise for Planning Board member and fellow BoS candidate Bob Joyce in a mailer yesterday, asking voters to vote for him and Joyce.
The town election is just over one month away, and one of the candidates for the Board of Selectmen knows who will be getting his two votes on the ballot. Candidate and local activist Roland Van Liew announced yesterday in an e-mail from the Bigger Not Better Chelmsford newsletter asked voters to support Planning Board member Bob Joyce along with himself for the April 2 town election. In the letter, Van Liew praised Joyce on his economic views regarding town debt and tax relief. Joyce was also the only member of the Planning Board to vote against the site plan for the 9 North Road property, an issue Van Liew has spoken on frequently in the past. "I don’t always agree with him, but I appreciate that he tries to (utilize the evidence to) …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Candidate Louis Marino announced last night on the In-Town Report Facebook page that he will not finalize his nomination papers after the entrance of Pat Maloney into the race.
Just a few hours after the news that Permanent Building Committee chairman Pat Maloney took out nomination papers in the crowded race for the two seats on the Board of Selectmen, candidate Louis Marino announced he will not finalize his nomination on the In-Town Report Facebook Page. Marino told Chelmsford Patch he will instead support the candidacies of Maloney and incumbent Selectman Matthew Hanson. With Marino's exit from the race, the field is winnowed down to four: Maloney, Hanson, Planning Board member Bob Joyce and Town Meeting Rep Roland Van Liew. "I think it's just the best move I can make for the town," he said. "Bob (Joyce) has his following, Roland (Van Liew) has his, and if I were to continue to be in the race, it'd water …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
It looks like it will be a crowded field in Chelmsford's April 2 Town Election.
The race for Matt Hanson's seat on the Board of Selectmen is now at five candidates thanks to the addition of Permanent Building Committee member Patrick Maloney, who pulled papers this morning in an alert issued by the In-Town Report Facebook Page. Maloney joins Hanson, Robert Joyce, Louis Marino and Roland Van Liew. Currently, none of the candidates in the Selectmen's race has returned the 50 signatures from registered voters needed to be on the ballot, or in any other race with the exception of Jeff Apostolakes, who is running for the Planning Board. More information on the current slate of candidates and how to run is available on the Town Clerk's page on the town website.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The first day to get on the ballot is today, who would you like to see run?
Town Election Day is only four months away as of today, and as of this morning residents can pull nomination papers for the following seats... We'll be checking down at Town Hall to see who's signed up each week, in the meantime, who do you think should run?
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Don't let these dates pass by - they're important.
Here are some important dates having to do with this spring's annual town election. March 13: The day political signs are allowed to be placed around town on private property - 21 days prior to the election, as required by the town's bylaws. March 14: Last day to register to vote for the April 3 election. March 15: Democratic Town Committee debate at the Police Station at 7 p.m.. March 21: League of Women Voters debate at the Police Station at 7 p.m. April 1: The last day to obtain an absentee ballot is April 1 at noon. April 3: Annual town election. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday, March 5, 2012
A look at who is running for town seats.
The annual town election is on April 3. Here is a look at who is running for what seats. Candidates keep track of all expenses and all money they receive. Finance reports are due at the Town Clerk's office on March 26 and May 3. Here are some more dates to know regarding the election. * indicates that person is an incumbent.