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For First Time, Residents Will Not Select Tewksbury Town Clerk

The Town Manager will be responsible for deciding who will fill the position.

Denise Graffeo is the current Tewksbury Town Clerk. (Patch File Photo)
Denise Graffeo is the current Tewksbury Town Clerk. (Patch File Photo)
Effective this spring, the process of selecting the Tewksbury Town Clerk will have a completely different look.

The Lowell Sun reported that for the first time, Town Manager Richard Montuori will be the one selecting the person who will fulfill Town Clerk role. In the past, voters have been responsible for electing the Town Clerk. But that changed in 2011 when Special Town Meeting approved the change.

So what is Montuori looking for in a candidate to fill the position when current Town Clerk Denise Graffeo's term expires this spring?

"Someone like Denise," Montuori told The Sun. "It's her. She's the ideal candidate."

Click here to read the Lowell Sun article in its entirety.
Karyn February 10, 2014 at 12:50 AM
I agree....Denise has been a breath of fresh air to this position and is extremely efficient and well organized. I think she has more than proven her worth since originally getting elected. Keep up the good work, Denise.
Bob Gill February 10, 2014 at 11:39 AM
I agree Karyn! Denise has done a great job.
SD From T-Bury February 10, 2014 at 11:51 AM
No need to replace Denise. She's doing a great job. Glad to hear this!
Cyndee Carson February 11, 2014 at 01:36 AM
I can't think of one person in Tewksbury that would be better for this position than Denise.
Mary February 11, 2014 at 10:38 AM
The Town Clerk's job has been running very smoothly and efficiently, so why would anyone in the right mind want to replace Denise. She has proved herself already!
Mary February 11, 2014 at 10:39 AM
oops.....anyone in their right mind

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