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Possible Four-Way Race Emerging For Board of Selectmen

Quiet election season, so far, in Wilmington.

Thus far it has been a fairly quiet election season in Wilmington.

There are two offices for which no one has taken out nomination papers and three more that would be uncontested as of today.

The only excitement can be found, as usual, in the race for the Board of Selectmen. Board Chairman Michael Newhouse and Lou Cimaglia are up for re-election, with Daniel Murphy and Kevin MacDonald prepared to launch challenges. To date, however, the only candidate among the four to return nomination papers to the Town Clerk's Office is Murphy.

As for School Committee, there is guaranteed to be at least one new face this year, as vice chair Robert Hayes announced he would not be seeking re-election. Chairman Margaret Kane has taken out nomination papers, as has fellow incumbent Kathleen Carroll and challenger Julie Broussard. However, thus far, a fourth candidate has not emerged to make it an actual race.

According to information provided by the Town Clerk's Office, here is the list of potential candidates to have taken out nomination papers, as of Feb. 19. Candidates have until 5 p.m. on March 8 to return their nomination papers with the signatures of 50 registered Wilmington voters.

Candidates (As of Feb. 19)

Took out Papers

Returned Papers

Board of Selectmen (2 seats for three years)

 

 

I-Michael Newhouse

Yes

No

Daniel Murphy

Yes

Yes

I-Lou Cimaglia

Yes

No

Kevin MacDonald Yes No

 

 

 

School Committee (3 seats for three years)

 

 

I-Margaret Kane

 Yes

Yes

I-Kathleen Carroll

 Yes

No

Julie Broussard

 Yes

No

 

 

 

Housing Authority (1 seat for 5 years)

 

 

Robert DiPasquale

 Yes

No

 

 

 

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

 

 

Robert G. Peterson

Yes

Yes

I- Incumbent

Bernie McNally February 20, 2013 at 07:08 PM
Cynthia, First of all congrats on your impending grandmotherhood. Although I have had a few back and forth volleys with Kevin MacDonald on the issues, I do believe he does own land off of Andover Street from when he was a builder and has a legal right to run for office. The voters will speak as they did with the high school and the majority will be heard.
Kevin MacDonald February 20, 2013 at 11:11 PM
It might help if you knew how to spell my name correctly Cynthia. I have been a property tax payer to the Town of Wilmington for almost three decades. You sound like a gullible person that believes everything Mr. Newhouse says no matter how incorrect it is. I feel sorry for you. I hope you will be healed.
Dylan Maltais February 20, 2013 at 11:40 PM
Not just Cynthia - I'm afraid the very author of this article spelled your name wrong, Kevin...
Bill Gilman February 21, 2013 at 01:03 AM
My apologies Kevin. I did spell your name wrong in the article and have now corrected it.
Richard Jertz February 21, 2013 at 01:59 PM
I believe if Kevin ran solo, he would lose to none of the above. I thought he owned property on Deming Way?

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