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.