By MAUREEN DOHERTY
NORTH READING — Jodi Cloney, 365 Park St., pulled nomination papers on Monday for one of two School Committee seats in the town’s May 3 annual election.
She is the second resident to seek nomination for a School Committee seat since the town’s election season officially opened on Jan 18 when John P. Barrette, 2 Dogwood Ln., pulled papers.
Last year both Cloney and Barrette ran write-in campaigns during the final week prior to the election. Both incumbents, Rich McGowan and Dyana Boutwell, retained their seats.
The two School Committee incumbents up for re-election in this three-year cycle are Janene Imbriano and Chris Pappavaselio. The deadline to return nomination papers is Tuesday, March 15 at 5 p.m.
Candidates for any town office are required to obtain a minimum of 50 certifiable signatures which is defined as the legible signature of a registered voter of the town including the address at which the voter is registered. Town Clerk Barbara Stats always recommends that candidates submit more than the minimum number in case some of the voters cannot be certified.
Elective offices for 2022
The following seats are up for election this year. The names of incumbents are listed in parentheses:
- Two seats for three-year terms on the Select Board (Liane Gonzalez and Richard Wallner;
- Two seats for three-year terms on the School Committee (Janene Imbriano and Chris Pappavaselio);
- Two seats for three-year terms on the Community Planning Commission (Warren Pearce and David Rudloff).
- One seat for a one-year term for Town Moderator (John Murphy);
- One seat for a five-year term on the Housing Authority (Michelle Mawn).
- One seat for the remaining three years of a five-year term (Mary Prenney, who resigned Dec. 31, 2021 after retiring and moving from town)
Candidates for any municipal office are required to file campaign finance reports on specific dates per the provisions of Mass. General Laws Chapter 55. Those with questions about this process may contact the state’s Office of Campaign and Political Finance for assistance by phone: 617-727-8352, email: [email protected] or visit the website at www.mass.gov/ocpf.
For additional assistance the public may also call the Town Clerk’s office at 978-357-5218.