PLYMPTON – There are not many candidates to populate this year’s local election, according to Town Clerk Tara Shaw.
With election on Saturday, May 20, the ballot has a lot of empty spaces.
No candidate seems willing to run for selectman, finance committee (3-year term) or planning board. There are also no contests on the ballot that currently shows the following, unless any candidate withdraws before the April 20 deadline:
Assessor – 1 position: Ethan Stiles for a three-year term, candidate for re-election.
Board of Health – 1 position: Brad Cronin, for a 3 – year term.
Constable – two positions: David E. Smith, candidate for re-election and Douglas Reese, both three-year terms.
Finance Committee – two positions for three-year terms: Lisa Hart, candidate for re-election is the only candidate.
Finance Committee – one position for a two year term: Steven Lewis is the only candidate.
Library Trustee – two positions for three-year terms: Louise Cosato is the only candidate.
Planning Board – one position for a five-year term: there are no candidates.
School Committee, Dennett Elementary School – two positions for three-year terms: Jason Fraser and Jon Wilhelmsen, both candidates for re-election.
Selectman – one position for a three-year term: there are no candidates.
Silver Lake Regional School Committee – one position for a three year term: Jason Fraser, candidate for re-election.
If any registered voter in Plympton would like to mount a write-in campaign for any position on the ballot, the Town Clerk’s office has all of the rules a candidate needs to follow in order for the election to be official.