Town Election 2020 preview: Terms expiring for 11 incumbents

December 10, 2019 by Carol Britton Meyer

Have you ever thought about running for a town office? Now's your chance!

Eleven incumbents have terms expiring in 2020, including the town moderator and a selectman. Nomination papers will be available in the Town Clerk's office starting Jan. 2 for citizens interested in running for one of the positions listed below, including those seeking re-election. The annual  town election will be held May 2.

"Nomination papers will be available through March 3 and are due back in our office by Thursday, March 5," Town Clerk Eileen McCracken said. "It would be nice to have some races."

The following elected officials have terms expiring in 2020:

Michael J. Puzo – Moderator, one year

Karen A. Johnson -- Board of Selectmen, three years

Stuart Greg Hall -- Board of Assessors, three years

Elizabeth Eldredge -- Board of Health, three years

John Ryan – Municipal Light Board, three years

Michelle Ayer -- School Committee, three years

Edward J. Schreier – School Committee, three years

William Ramsey  -- Planning Board, five years

Stephen Harold -- Sewer Commission, three years

Megan M. Buhr – Housing Authority, five years

Adrienne S. Ramsey – Recreation Commission, five years

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. The papers must be submitted to the Town Clerk’s office no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2020.

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