Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Separate ballots and check-in/out tables for town election and Senate primaries. Voters can participate in either or both.
Wakefield voters will choose candidates for town offices and for the U.S. Senate race in two separate elections Tuesday. Town Clerk Mary Galvin explained in an announcement last week that residents can vote in either or both elections on Tuesday – and that polling places will have two check-in and check-out voting lists, separate tables, and separate ballots. PDF copies of the town ballot and the Senate Republican and Democratic primary ballots can be viewed at this link. For this year’s contested races, six candidates are running for three selectmen’s seats, and four candidates are running for three school committee seats. The Senate primaries have Democratic Congressmen Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch running against each other, while the …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Tuesday is town election in Wakefield, as well as special primary election.
Monday, April 29
The following was provided by Wakefield Community Access Television: Once the polls have closed on Tuesday’s annual town election and the U.S. Senate primary election, WCAT will be cablecasting their live Election Night program from Studio A beginning at 8.30 pm. All the candidates running for office are invited to come down to WCAT’s facilities and join in the program. “Based on the questions posed to the candidates for School Committee and the Board of Selectmen in their respective debates four weeks ago, a lot of issues and ideas have been discussed in these two races in particular,” said Producer David Watts, Jr., “We are looking forward to some lively conversation with the candidates, win or lose, on the races, on local issues, and on…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Wakefield's town election, as well as the special Senate primary election, are April 30th.
Thursday, April 11
The following is an announcement from the office of Wakefield Town Clerk Mary Galvin: Wakefield Annual Town Election Absentee ballots are now available in the Town Clerk’s Office for any registered voter who will be unable to vote at the polls on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 due to: State Primary Absentee Ballots are also available for Unenrolled, Democratic or Republican voters only due to State Primary rules. The deadline to receive an application to vote absentee, which is a prerequisite, is 12:00 noon on Monday, April 29, 2013. Private voting booths are available adjacent to the office. The deadline to register to vote in this election and at the May 6, 2013 Annual Town Meeting is Wednesday, April 10, 2013 when the Town Clerk’s Office …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Candidates forum is on Monday, April 1 at WCAT studio A.
Monday, April 1
The following was provided by Wakefield Community Access Television: The line up for two live cablecast debates on Monday, April 1st in WCAT’s Studio A, are now set. Candidates for the three seats in contention on the School Committee will debate questions posed by two press representatives from 7 pm – 8 pm. After a half-hour break, five of the six candidates for three seats on the Board of Selectmen will face the same press panel from 8.30 pm – 9.30 pm. Both debates will be carried on WCAT’s government channel. “The slate of candidates in each race this year promises a spirited and informative debate,” said Producer David Watts, Jr., who is also taking over the duties of debate moderator. The Press panel will consist of reporter Mark …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Republican Senate candidate Dan Winslow joined former State Rep. Brian Cresta at campaign event for 2012 graduate turned school committee candidate Evan Kenney.
Last weekend, Senate candidate Dan Winslow and former State Rep. (and Wakefield selectman) Brian Cresta stopped by a campaign event hosted by Wakefield School Committee candidate Evan Kenney - who, as noted in this previous article on Wakefield Patch, was still a student at Wakefield High School at this time last year. Thanks to Kenney for sending us a link to this Youtube video from the Sunday event.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Election will coincide with the state primary election set for that day.
The town’s election date has been moved to April 30, 2013 to coincide with the state’s primary election. Selectmen voted this week to move the town election from the 23rd. In an email announcement on Tuesday afternoon, Town Clerk Mary Galvin reported that “This will involve two separate elections on April 30, 2013 along with two separate check in tables, two separate check out tables and two voting lists.” The deadline to register to vote for the 2013 town election is 8 p.m. on April 10th. Voters and candidates can contact the town clerk’s office with questions at 781-246-6383.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Information provided by the office of Wakefield town clerk Mary Galvin.
Friday, February 22
The following is a list of candidates who have taken out papers for this year's town election, including the date on which they did so. January 2, 2013 Shaun S. Margerison, 171 Salem St., pulled papers for a 3 year term on the Board of Selectmen Ann McGonigle Santos, 39 Converse St., pulled papers for a 3 year term on the Board of Selectmen John J. McCarthy, Jr., 11 Morningside Rd., pulled papers for a 3 year term as Town Treasurer as an incumbent. Richard O. Bayrd, 28 Yale Ave. #1, pulled papers for a 3 year term as a Constable and as an incumbent January 3, 2013 Jonathan E. Kaufman, 24 Park Ave., pulled papers for a 5 year term on the Planning Board January 4, 2013 Gerard S. Alterio, Jr. 18 Gould St. #2 pulled papers as an incumbent for…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Evan Kenney, Wakefield Class of 2012, credits "phenomenal" mentors and video program at the high school.
Less than one year after his graduation from Wakefield High School, a lifelong town resident has announced that he's running for school committee. 19-year-old Evan Kenney is a member of the Wakefield High School Class of 2012, and he is currently a freshman at Fitchburg State University and majors in film and video production there. He credits his time in the WHSTV program with getting him a summer job last year in a video control room at Harvard Medical School, and for fueling his passion and love for video as a career path in general. Kenney said he had the benefit of "so many fantastic educators" at Wakefield High School, citing his former principal, Dr. Kimberley Smith, for encouraging him to express himself while also helping him …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Candidate made announcement Wednesday with various community residents on hand.
Friday, February 15
Editor's Note: Are you running for public office in Wakefield? Send letters, announcements, and other campaign materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. The following was provided by the Greg Liakos for Wakefield School Committee campaign: Greg Liakos kicked off his campaign for Wakefield School Committee Wednesday night with a call for community action to advance the quality of the town's public education system with new leadership and smart investment. "Last year's overwhelming vote of support for a new Galvin Middle School was a clarion call for public education," said Liakos, of 8 Grafton Street. "Voters said it's time to reinvest in our children and in our community's future. "Now the School Committee is poised to select a new …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Debates between selectman, school committee candidates to be held April 1 at WCAT studio.
Wakefield Cable Access TV has announced two upcoming debates for the town’s election, both of which will be held on Monday, April 1st. According to an announcement from WCAT, the first debate runs from 7 to 8 p.m. and will include candidates for the three school committee seats in contention. After a half hour break, the candidates for the three contested selectmen’s seats debate from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. “Even though we are little more than a month-and-a-half from the deadline for candidates filing papers with the town clerk, with all the political activity this spring, we at WCAT, are already making plans,” said WCAT producer David Watts Jr. Both debates will be cablecast live on WCAT’s Government channel (Comcast – 22; Verizon – 42; RCN – …