June 6 2020

Burlington Town Election Results in Two New School Committee Members

By: Rich Hosford

The preliminary results of Burlington’s Town Election and the big news of the night is the defeat of a long-time School Committee member by a pair of challengers. 


The School Committee race was the only officially competitive town-wide race and had two open seats and four candidates. Candidates Carl Foss and Katherine Bond won the two seats on the committee with 1,415 and 1,309 votes respectively. Stephen Nelson, who had been on the committee since 1996, garnered 1,266. The fourth candidate, Town Meeting member Adam Senesi, received 1,121 votes. 


There was also a last-minute write-in campaign for the one open seat on the Shawsheen Tech School Committee. In the past week both Kent Moffatt and Michael Kelly have mounted campaigns to fill the open seat. After the write-in votes were tallied Moffatt won a spot to represent Burlington on the committee with 204 votes to Kelly’s 105. 


In the other town-wide races there were no challengers. Bill Beyer will remain Town Moderator. Jim Tigges will have another three years on the Board of Selectmen and Ernie Covino and Bill Gaffney will each serve five more years on the Planning Board. Brenda Rappaport, who was appointed to the Planning Board after a former member resigned, was elected to fill out the initial member’s two-year term. 


Other town-wide races include: Kevin Sheehan as an Assessor, Hiral Gandhi and Adam Woodbury (both incumbents) to the Library Trustees, Maribeth Welch will remain on the Board of Health and Kevin Sullivan was re-elected to the Recreation Commission. 


There were three competitive Town Meeting races as well. Click Here for all election results.


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