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UPDATED: Miano, Marcin File Papers For Selectmen's Race

Sullivan takes out papers at 11th hour to challenge Reed for Planning Board seat.

UPDATED: Feb. 24, 4:02 p.m.

With the deadline nearing to file nomination papers, things are changing rapidly and getting very interesting with the Tewksbury Municipal Election.

Two more races have officially become contested and two more may be right around the corner.

Ken Miano and Robert Marcin have each returned nomination papers this week to officially launch campaigns for seats on the Board of Selectmen. They will be challenging incumbents David Gay and Scott Wilson.

Ed Sullivan, who ran unsuccessfully for selectman in 2011, took out papers again this year. However, earlier today, Sullivan took out a second set of nomination papers -- this time for a seat on the Planning Board. The move appears to indicate that Sullivan has shifted objectives and will now challenge incumbent Planning Board Chairwoman Nancy Reed.

A phone message and email message left for Sullivan were not immediately returned.

Another race now officially contested is the race for a seat on the Shawsheen Tech School Committee. Longtime incumbent Peter Downing returned his nomination papers this week and he will look to fend off a challenge from former Tewksbury School Committee Chairman Michael Kelley.

The first in a series of political surprises this week took place on Wednesday, when Lyndsay Robinson took out nomination papers in the race for two available seats on the Tewksbury School Committee. Robinson was the 2010 Valedictorian at Shawsheen Tech and is present a student at St. Anselm.

If Robinson can return her nomination papers in time, she will join incumbent Dennis Francis and challenger Jamey Cutelis in a three-way race for the two seats.

Candidates must return nomination papers with the signatures of 50 certified registered voters not later than 5 p.m. on Feb. 27, at the

Town Clerk office hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

Potential Candidates (as of Feb. 20)

Took out Papers

Returned Papers

Board of Selectmen (2 seats for three years)

 

 

I-David Gay

Yes

Yes

I-Scott Wilson

Yes

Yes

Ed Sullivan

Yes

No

Ken Miano

Yes

Yes

Robert Marcin

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

Board of Health (2 seats for three years)

 

 

I-Edward J. Sheehan

Yes

Yes

I-Mary Ellen Fernald

Yes

Yes

Kathleen Brothers

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

Planning Board (1 seat for five years)

 

 

I-Nancy Reed

Yes

Yes

Ed Sullivan Yes No

 

 

 

School Committee (2 seats for three years)

 

 

James Cutelis

Yes

Yes

I-Dennis Francis

Yes

Yes

Lyndsey Robinson Yes No

 

 

 

Library Board of Trustees (2 seats for three years)

 

 

Chris Castiglione

Yes

No

Paige Impink

Yes

Yes

I-Patricia Pino

Yes

No

 

 

 

Shawsheen Tech Regional School Committee (1 seat for three years)

 

 

I-John Peter Downing

Yes

Yes

Michael Kelley

Yes

Yes

I- Incumbent

jo February 24, 2012 at 11:23 AM
Who is this third potential candidate for the school committee? I would like to see new faces on that board.
Bill Gilman (Editor) February 24, 2012 at 12:29 PM
jo --- re-read the piece. You may be confusing the Shaw Tech board with the Tewksbury board. The three candidates listed for Tewksbury board are incumbent Dennis Francis, challenger Jamey Cutelis and possible challenger Lyndsey Robinson, who took out papers this week.
DM February 24, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Who is Lyndsey Robinson?
John February 24, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Seems that the leaders of the two boys basketball programs are now going to take their battle to the selectman level, this should be a fun election season.
Bill Gilman (Editor) February 24, 2012 at 02:05 PM
i think there could be an awesome story there.... but before i say anything i need to confirm the info.
DM February 24, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Anxiously waiting....
Karyn February 24, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Didn't you hear...everything's supposedly "kumbaya" now.
Guest February 24, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Lyndsey Robinson is a full time college student at St. A's in Manchester, NH (She lives there). She is a graduate of Shawsheen Tech
Bill Gilman (Editor) February 24, 2012 at 07:04 PM
Assuming this is correct, Guest, and that is who I was assuming it was but wanted to confirm, it should be noted that she was also the Valedictorian of the Shawsheen Tech Class of 2010.
jo February 24, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Lindsey Robinson will have my vote. I admire her initiative.
Scott Wilson February 24, 2012 at 07:51 PM
I think it is great that we have some new residents entering the political world in Tewksbury. I did that three years ago and have really enjoyed serving the community. I look forward to discussing my record and sharing my vision for Tewksbury during the upcoming campaign.
Robert Hayes February 24, 2012 at 08:13 PM
At St. Anselm, Robinson is President of the Class of 2014; President of the Student Government Association; and President of the Student Ambassador Program. At Shawsheen Tech, Robinson was Valedictorian, Class President; and National Honor Society President. She is currently the President (post-secondary division) of the Business Professionals of America. http://www.bpa.org/information/officers Her list of accomplishments goes on and on... I think it's GREAT to see YOUNG residents getting involved in town government.
DM February 24, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Looking forward to hearing what her initiatives are.
Bill Gilman (Editor) February 24, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Things get more interesting by the hour, as Nancy Reed may now face a challenge.
Karyn February 25, 2012 at 05:01 AM
I hope people "get" the tremendous amount of work it takes to be a knowledgeably effective Planning Board member....it is truly a daunting task that not just 'anyone' can step into the position without some sort of solid background in the understanding of the processes involved.
T-Bury February 28, 2012 at 01:24 PM
A Vote for Ken Miano is a vote for Ken Miano. His motives are obvious as we have seen in the boys basketball league. I hope this town will not make that mistake.
Theresa Grant March 01, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Mr. Wilson, Could you please elaborate on your record as a Selectman and what you have accomplished over the past three years. I mean no disrespect however the only record that I am personally aware of is your involvement with the committee that is trying to eliminate open town meeting. Thank you for your time. Theresa

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