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What is Your Prediction for Tewksbury Election Day?

What are your thoughts on Election Day, which takes place on Saturday in Tewksbury?

Saturday is Election Day in Tewksbury. (File Photo)
Saturday is Election Day in Tewksbury. (File Photo)
Things are a little quieter on the ballot this year in Tewksbury, but there is still an important decision to be made.

Saturday is Election Day, with polls at open at precincts in town from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

In the only contested race on Tewksbury's ballot, former selectman Doug Sears squares off against Jerome Selissen for the role of Town Moderator.

In addition, the races below are on the ballot but uncontested:
  • Bruce Panilaitis -- Board of Selectmen
  • Brian Dick (Incumbent) -- School Committee
  • Patrick Joyce (Incumbent) -- Library Trustee
  • Robert Homeyer (Incumbent) -- Library Trustee
  • Louise A. Gearty (Incumbent) -- Housing Authority
  • Charles Roux (Incumbent) -- Board of Health
  • Vincent Fratalia -- Planning Board
So we want to know. With just a few days before polls open, what are your thoughts on Election Day 2014? Are you disappointed there aren't more contested races? Who do you believe will win in the race for Town Moderator? Let us know in the comments section below, and remember that politics are a passionate topic, so stay away from personal attacks!
Donna Marie Robitaille April 04, 2014 at 01:06 PM
Wish I had a plane to fly over Tewksbury with a banner :)
Simon Cowell April 04, 2014 at 07:10 PM
I love the last minute spin. What I have learned this election season on the patch by Sears supporters: 1. Doug gave up his re election bid to the BOS solely to serve as moderator at the behest of the Town Manager. Such nobility. 2. Doug would not be an extension of the BOS as moderator, even though the entire Board endorsed him for the position, and I cant ever remember that happening........ever. 3. I should disregard Doug being thrown out of Town Meeting previously for not following the rules of the meeting. 4. There is an implication of something suspect that Jerry did not pull papers right away, but nothing suspect about Doug intoning that the work of the BOS an TM can be undone at town meeting. I dont know if Doug or Jerry will win tomorrow. I know for certain Doug was going to lose the election for Selectman against Bruce, save your breath its not debateable. I know that some of the powers that be are investing a lot of energy into this race, which makes me very suspicious of their motives. Vote Selissen.
Karyn April 04, 2014 at 11:47 PM
@Simon....summed up perfectly...here, here!
Donna Marie Robitaille April 05, 2014 at 07:26 AM
Dear Voters, Please vote for me today. I am asking for your VOTE for the TEWKSBURY PLANNING BOARD> I am a WRITE-IN Candidate. Every voter that does cast a WRITE-IN VOTE for ROBITAILLE will have their vote counted by the Town Clerk. THERE IS TWO CANDIDATES. THIS IS AN OFFICIALLY CONTESTED RACE. You do have a choice. WRITE-IN ROBITAILLE on the printed line shown on ballot for WRITE-IN .thankyou to all voters TODAY! polls open 8am-8pm from DONNA
Simon Cowell April 05, 2014 at 11:33 PM
Bravo Tewksbury, you got it right!

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