Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Carroll the top vote-getter.
In a field with five official candidates (and one write-in candidate), including two strong incumbents, Julie Broussard had downplayed her chances. On more than one occasion, she'd said she really didn't expect to win one of three seats up for grabs on the Wilmington School Committee. So when Broussard squeezed in and grabbed the third slot on Tuesday and found herself being sworn in as a member of the committee, her reaction was somewhat predictable. “This isn’t quite how I thought the day would end,” said Broussard, who called the day a "roller-coaster ride". “I had a lot of help and support from friends, family and neighbors. I just want to say thank you.” Though Broussard will be a fresh face on the School Committee, a pair of veteran …
All candidates eligible for re-election won their respective races and will be joined by newcomer Julie Broussard, who earned a seat on the School Committee.
It was a tale of two different races. But in the end, the results on the School Committee and Board of Selectmen ballots were similar. In the race for three School Committee seats, a packed field was cordial throughout. With outspoken resident Kevin MacDonald taking on a pair of incumbent candidates in the Board of Selectmen race, things were a bit more contentious on the campaign trail. But the common trend in both races was that incumbents ruled the ticket as all four candidates up for re-election won their respective races. Mike Newhouse and Lou Cimaglia handily defeated MacDonald and Daniel Murphy. By an unofficial count, Cimaglia topped the ticket with 2,697 votes followed by Newhouse with 2,692, MacDonald with 574 and Murphy with 513…
Photos and video clips of Election Day 2013 in Wilmington.
Another chapter in the history of Wilmington was written on election Day 2013. Senior Local Editor Bill Gilman visited the polling stations at the Boutwell School, Wildwood School and Town Hall and captured these images.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Candidates were sworn in on Tuesday night at Town Hall after an average turnout throughout Election Day.
Wilmington residents have made their selection on Election Day and while there will be one new face in local government, there will also be plenty more of the same. Incumbents Lou Cimaglia and Mike Newhouse dominated the vote and will return to their seats on the Board of Selectmen. Peggy Kane was re-elected to the Wilmington School Committee, where fellow incumbent Kathleen Carroll will join her. Newcomer Julie Broussard will join the School Committee, taking over for Robert Hayes, who opted not to run for re-election. The race for School Committee was hotly contested, with Kane topping the ticket. The Board of Selectman race, meanwhile was much more lopsided. Outspoken resident Kevin MacDonald garnered an unofficial tally of 574 votes on…
Monday, April 29, 2013
This is the candidate statement of Kevin MacDonald, candidate for the Board of Selectmen.
Monday, April 29
Hello; My name is Kevin MacDonald. I am a life long resident of the Town of Wilmington. As a candidate for the Board of Selectmen, I have listened to the concerns of the people of the community and would like to incorporate their concerns in my plans for elected office and government service. A significant number of people are troubled by the failures of the Board of Selectmen and a serious conflict of interest issue that affronts our integrity values. The conflict occurs as a result of Selectman, Lou Cimaglia, also being an employee of the town. A selectman is a member of a board that is charged with oversight of the Town Manager's character, duties, and interactions. The Town Manager is the Supervisor of the Town's employees. Therefore, …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Five of the six hopefuls for three School Committee seats attended the Tuesday event at WCTV.
The candidates for School Committee agreed on a main topic during Tuesday night's debate at Wilmington Community Television - the fact that they agree on many items on the forefront in Wilmington schools. Five of the six School Committee hopefuls sat in front of the WCTV cameras during the event, though incumbent Kathleen Carroll was unable to attend as her daughter underwent surgery. Discussion was cordial throughout the night, with candidates often agreeing with their opponents on questions throughout the evening. When given the opportunity to ask a question of any other candidate, each resident passed. One of the first questions of the night asked the residents to weigh in on what can be done about drug and alcohol abuse by the district…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Wilmington Patch is also accepting endorsement letters to the editor.
Candidates for office in the April 30 Wilmington Municipal Election are invited to submit "Candidate Statements" for publication. These can be any length and provide voters with background, priorities and positions of the candidate. Candidates are also invited to utilize "Loval Voices", the Wilmington Patch Blogging platform, to blog as often as they would like on whatever topics they desire throughout the campaign. It's a great way to get views out to the public. Similarly, supporters of candidates can use "Local Voices" to espouse the virtues of the person they support. Supporters of candidates are also invited to submit Letters To The Editor, endorsing the candidate of their choice. Letters will be published on a first come, first basis…
Friday, March 29, 2013
Election Day has been switched to coincide with U.S. Senate Primary.
Friday, March 29
According to information on the Town Web Site, the last day to register to vote in the upcoming Town Election and Special U.S. Senate State Primary is Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Election Day is Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Town officials decided to switch the municipal election from Saturday, April 27, to coincide with the Senate Primary. For more information, or if you have questions, please contact the Town Clerk's office at 978-658-2030.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Patch is your place for the information you need to make an informed decision on Election Day.
Friday, February 1, 2013
As of Friday afternoon, eight candidates have pulled papers for a total of seven spots on four boards.
Though there is plenty of time remaining for candidates to declare their intentions for Election Day, things are slow so far as the ballot begins to take shape. As of Friday, the same three residents who pulled papers for two Board of Selectmen positions near the start of the eligible period remain the only trio to have done so. Incumbents Michael Newhouse and Lou Cimaglia join Daniel Murphy as the three interested potential candidates who have pulled papers through the Town Clerk's office. For School Committee, the three current board members whose spots are up for re-election have all pulled papers. Robert Hayes, Margaret Kane and Kathleen Carroll all declared their intentions to run, though Hayes since announced that he will not be …