By DAN TOMASELLO

LYNNFIELD — While the four contested races headline the Town Election, there are also five candidates running unopposed on Tuesday, April 9.

Two political newcomers are running for three-year terms on the Board of Library Trustees, including Finance Committee/Library Building Committee (LBC) member Joe Gallagher. The father of three is the Summer Street School PTO’s communications director and is a member of the Friends of the Lynnfield Library. He was appointed to the Finance Committee and LBC last summer.

“I’m excited to run for a three-year seat to become a library trustee,” Gallagher recently stated. “As I became more involved in the Lynnfield Library over the last few months, I learned about the importance of libraries to communities and the different options planned to improve the Lynnfield Library. I believe in collaboration, transparent communication and the value of a free public library, and hope to contribute to the future of the Lynnfield Public Library as a library trustee.”

Friends of the Lynnfield Library President Anne Malenfant is looking to serve a three-year term on the Board of Library Trustees. She is the mother of two sons, and works as a project manager/professional engineer for CDM Smith.

“While I have been a dedicated user of the Lynnfield Library for the 13 years I have lived in Lynnfield, in 2019 I became actively involved with the Friends of the Lynnfield Library, and eventually co-president/president for the past three years,” said Malenfant in a recent email. “Through my increasing involvement with the Friends, I have gotten to know the amazing staff and Board of Library Trustees, and better understand their goals and challenges.”

Planning Board member Amy MacNulty is running for a full five-year term. She has been serving the remaining three years of former Planning Board member Tom Wallace’s term.

“I am running for re-election on the Planning Board because serving has been a wonderful experience,” said MacNulty in a recent interview with the Villager. “I hope to bring continuity to our review process by staying on the board. We are dealing with several large projects right now such as Vallis Way and Toll Brothers’ The Regency at Lynnfield over-55 development. Having that continuity is critical. I also want to help transition us from the Vision Plan to a Master Plan. It is going to be critical over the next year to translate the work we did last year when we had a lot of very good engagement from residents. That can drive our decisions going forward.”

Mayberry Lane resident Steven Walsh is looking to serve a one-year term as town moderator. He will be succeeding incumbent Town Moderator Joe Markey, who announced in late December that he will not be running for re-election. Walsh has served on the Lynnfield Center Water District (LCWD) Board of Water Commissioners since October 2022. The former state representative has been a practicing attorney for 16 years and has been the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association’s president/CEO since November 2017.

Board of Assessors Chair Don Garrity is running for a fourth three-year term.