December 27, 2019 by Carol Britton Meyer
Selectmen Chair Karen Johnson, one of 11 incumbents with terms expiring in 2020, told the Hingham Anchor in response to an email, "I will not be seeking re-election this spring. It has been my honor to serve the town over these last three years as a member of the Board of Selectmen. . . . It was not an easy decision."
Nomination papers for the May 2 Town Election will be available in the Town Clerk's office starting Thursday, Jan. 2, through March 3 for citizens interested in running for one of the positions listed below, including those seeking re-election. Completed papers are due back on Thursday, March 5, no later than 5 p.m.
In addition to Johnson, the following elected officials have terms expiring in 2020: Town Moderator Michael Puzo; Stuart Greg Hall, Board of Assessors; Board of Health member Elizabeth Eldredge; Municipal Light Board member John Ryan; School Committee members Michelle Ayer and Edward Schreier; Planning Board member William Ramsey; Sewer Commissioner Stephen Harold; Housing Authority member Megan Buhr; and Recreation Commissioner Adrienne Ramsey.
The Town Clerk’s office is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Fifty certified signatures of voters registered in the Town of Hingham are required for a nomination paper to be valid. Candidates are advised to get additional signatures. The Secretary of State’s office recommends 70.
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