January 15 2018

Which Seats Are Up for the 2018 Burlington Town Election?

By: Rich Hosford

Paperwork is available for Burlington’s 2018 Town Election and some candidates have begun to start the process of seeking office or seeking reelection.


So which town-wide seats are up for reelection this year?


The Town Moderator seat is on the ballot, as it is every year. Current Town Moderator William Beyer, first elected last year, has taken out papers. As of Friday, January 12, no other candidate had taken out papers.


On the Board of Selectmen the seats held by Michael Runyan and Joseph Morandi are up this year. Runyan, first elected in 2012, has taken out papers. So has Morandi, first elected in 2015. As of Friday no other candidates had pulled papers.


Board of Assessors member Paul Sheehan is up for reelection this year. Sheehan, first elected in 1999, has taken out papers. As of Friday no other candidates had entered the race.


On the School Committee, member Martha Simon is up for reelection. Simon was first elected in 2015 and she has also pulled papers. Nobody else, as of Friday, has done so.


On the Board of Library Trustees, members Paula Bernard (appointed 2002, elected 2003), Geraldine Degurski (elected 2015)  and Adam Woodbury (appointed 2017) are up for reelection. As of Friday none had taken out papers. A newcomer, Ram Voruganti, has taken out papers.


Planning Board member Paul Raymond, first elected in 1990, is up again. Raymond is, so far, the only person to have taken out papers for the seat.


Board of Health members David McSweeney (elected 2015) and Elizabeth Walendziewicz (appointed 2010, elected 2011) are both up this year. Thus far only Walendziewicz has taken out papers for the race.


The Housing Authority seat held James Langley, Jr., is also up this year. Langley, first elected in 2003, has of Friday not yet pulled papers for reelection. No challenger has either.


Recreation Commission member David Norden's (elected write-in, 2016) seat is up this year. As of Friday nobody had pulled papers for that race.


Finally, Shawsheen Tech School Committee member Paul Gedick, first elected in 2003, is up this year. Thus far Gedick is the only one to have pulled papers.


There is time for potential candidates to pull papers. Papers can be picked up in the Town Clerk’s office at Town Hall. The deadline to pull papers is is Thursday, February 15 at 5 p.m. Click here to see the full election calendar.


The 2018 Annual Town Election will be held on Saturday, April 7 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Burlington High School gymnasium.

Stay with BNEWS for upcoming election coverage throughout the months ahead as we will update the information as new candidates enter the race.


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