Reading, MA — With just over six weeks until the April 5 local election and with the deadline to return nomination papers having passed on Tuesday, Town Clerk Laura Gemme has shared the list of residents who have returned nomination papers for the various town-wide offices up for election this year.
Three persons have returned nomination papers for the two available seats on the Select Board. Incumbent Mark Dockser of Beaver Road, Nancy Tawadros of Libby Avenue, and Jacqueline McCarthy of Beacon Street are all prepared to run for positions on the board. Incumbent Anne Landry had previously announced that she is not seeking reelection to the Select Board. Both seats are for three-year terms.
Four candidates have returned nomination papers for the two available three-year seats on the School Committee, incumbent and current School Committee chair Thomas Wise of South Street, incumbent long-time School Committee member Chuck Robinson of Prospect Street, former short-term School Committee member Geoffrey Coram of Ridge Road, and Brian Curry of Haverhill Street.
There are four candidates for the two positions available on the Reading Municipal Light Department Board of Commissioners. Incumbent Philip Pacino of Washington Street has returned nomination papers, as has incumbent David Talbot. Challengers for the board are Salvatore Bramante of Haverhill Street and Pamela Daskalakis of Lilah Lane. Both seats available are for three-year terms.
Four persons have returned nomination papers for the two three-year seats on the Board of Library Trustees. These include incumbent Cherrie Dubois of Meadow Brook Lane, Patrick Egan of Oak Ridge Road, Michael Wick of Emerson Street, and Alicia Williams of Marla Lane. Additionally, incumbent Alan Foulds has returned nomination papers for a one-year term as Moderator.
Finally, 293 persons have returned nomination papers to be elected as members of Town Meeting. All 192 seats in Town Meeting are up for election on April 5 due to all eight precincts having been adjusted as a result of the decennial census. The last day to register to be able to vote in the April 5 election is March 16. Registration can be completed at Town Hall. Continue to check The Reading Post for full coverage of Reading’s local election of 2022.