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January 20, 2013

Nomination papers available for town offices

MERRIMAC — Prospective office-seekers in Merrimac have until 5 p.m. on March 7 to obtain nomination papers for the annual town election, which is scheduled for May 6.

Papers must be returned to the town clerk’s office with the signatures of 25 registered voters in Merrimac by 5 p.m. on March 27.

As of last week, only two potential candidates were circulating nomination papers. Long-time incumbent Town Clerk Patricia True has already filed her completed nomination papers for re-election.

Ellen Miracle has taken out papers to potentially wage a challenge against True for town clerk, while Louise Lingerman is seeking another three-year term as assessor.

Incumbents up for re-election are:

Moderator Robert Bender, one-year term

Selectman W. Earl Baumgardner, three-year term

Town Clerk Patricia True, three-year term

Assessor Louise Lingerman, three-year term

Planning Board, Ronald Barnes, five-year term

School Committee, Jane Broz, three-year term

Board of Health, Mark Sofia, three-year term

Library Trust (two seats), Ellen Evans and Jeffrey W. Hoyt, three-year terms

Cemetery Trust, Carol Bradshaw, three-year term

Light Committee, Louis Bibeau, three-year term

Housing Authority, Stephen P. True, five-year term

Housing Authority, vacancy, two-year unexpired term

Constables (three seats), Arthur Evans, James Seymour and Robert Turner, three-year terms

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