Mattapoisett candidates running for election
MATTAPOISETT — Mattapoisett’s annual Town Election, scheduled for May 21, will have residents voting for 16 positions in the town’s government and on various boards. Only one race is contested.
Incumbent selectman Jordan C. Collyer is opposed by Seth Hiller for a three-year seat on the board.
Cary A. LeBlanc is running unopposed for a three year term as the assessor.
The Mattapoisett School Committee has two open three-year seats, but no formal candidates are running. Patrick J. Leclair and Rachel Westgate are not seeking re-election, and the only person to pull papers, Shannon Finning-Kwoka, did not return them by the April 2 deadline.
For the Old Rochester Regional District School Committee, Deborah Dyson will not be seeking re-election. Newcomer Suzanne Tseki is running for the seat.
James Dildine and member Marcia Waldron will not be running for re-election for three year seats on the Board of the Library Trustees. Michael Rosa and former Assistant Town Clerk Barbara Gasper are running for those positions.
John A. Ecklund will be running for town moderator.
Dana L. Barrows will be running for re-election as the Water/Sewer Commissioner.
Cary A. Leblanc is running for re-election for a three year term as Vice Chair for the Board of Assessors.
For a three year position on the Board of Health, Kenneth S. Dawiki will be running for re-election.
For the five year position on the planning board, Thomas M. Tucker will be running for re-election as the chair.
Charles McCullough will be running for re-election for the five year position as chair of the Housing Authority.
McCullough will also be running unopposed for a two year position on the Community Preservation Committee. Michelle Hughes will be running for re-election for a two year position on the Community Planning Committee.
For the three year term as herring inspector, Robert A. Martin will be running for re-election.
Robert J. Cote will be running for the three year position of tree warden.
The annual election will be May 21 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Old Hammondtown School on 20 Shaw Street, Mattapoisett.