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Who Should Run for Foxborough Town Office This Spring?

The first day to pull nomination papers is not until Jan. 22 but with 14 town positions on the ballot in May we wanted to get an early start and ask who would you like to see run?

Who Should Run for Foxborough Town Office This Spring? Who Should Run for Foxborough Town Office This Spring? Who Should Run for Foxborough Town Office This Spring?

Maybe it's a desire to see change in local government or perhaps a New Year's resolution to get more involved with a town committee.

Whatever the reason may be, Foxborough residents interested in getting involved will have plenty of town office positions to choose from in advance of May's annual town election.

According to Foxborough Town Clerk Robert E. Cutler, Jr. there will be 14 town office positions on May's town election ballot, including his own. The first day residents can pull nomination papers is Jan. 22. Those papers must be submitted to Town Hall no later than March 18 at 5 p.m.

Here is a look at what positions are available this year and who is up for reelection (if the current town officials choose to run for another term), according Cutler:

  • Board of Selectmen (three-year term): This seat is currently held by BOS chair James DeVellis, who will be finishing his first term this May.
  • Board of Selectmen (three-year term): This seat is currently held by selectman Lynda Walsh.
  • School Committee (three-year term): This seat is currently held by Katie F. Adair.
  • School Committee (three-year term): This seat is currently held by Martha P. Slattery, who finished fourth in balloting at last May's selectman race.
  • School Committee (two-year term): This seat is currently held by Christina M. Belanger, who replaced Kate Kominsky in July. Kominsky resigned from the committee in June, citing issues with the committee as reason for her departure. "A school committee that does not follow its own processes, nor value diversity of thought or respect for colleagues is not an organization I wish to be a part of today," Kominsky said. This is a two-year term because Belanger served the first year of Kominsky's three-year term. 
  • Water & Sewer Commissioner (three-year term): This seat is currently held by William C. Euerle, who has informed the town he plans to retire at the end of his fourth term this May.
  • Board of Health (three-year term): This seat is currently held by vice chair Eric S. Arvedon.
  • Planning Board (three-year term): This seat is currently held by Ronald P. Bresse.
  • Board of Assessors (three-year term): This seat is currently held by Robert J. Hadge.
  • Boyden Library Trustee (three-year term): This seat is currently held by Jeffrey M. Lovely.
  • Boyden Library Trustee (three-year term): This seat is currently held by Janet S. Pineault.
  • Housing Authority (five-year term): This position is currently held by Susan E. Perez.
  • Town Moderator (three-year term): This position is currently held by Francis "Frank" Spillane.
  • Town Clerk (three-year term): This position is currently held by Robert E. Cutler, Jr.

We'll be keeping an eye on who is pulling papers at Town Hall and reporting on the candidates leading up to May's town election.

In the meantime, we want to know ...

TELL US: Who do you think should run for Foxborough Town Office? Let us know in the comments section below!

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