Caucus nominees surrounded the Eagle, Bedford’s historic fire pumper. Front (l-r) Gyasi Burks-Abbott, JoAnn Santiago, Emily Mitchell, Abby Hafer, Alma Hart, and Amy Lloyd. Rear (l-r) Elizabeth Hacala, Bea Brunkhorst, Cathy Cordes, Bruce Murphy, Bill Moonan, Mark Siegenthaler, Shawn Hanegan, Chris Gittins, and Lauren Crews – Image (c) JMcCT 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

 

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Of the caucus nominees running for office in Bedford’s 2019 Town Election, there are residents who’ve lived in Bedford just a few years, and others whose grandparents lived here. There are members of multiple faith traditions. Several of the candidates have young children in the Bedford schools, and others’ children are grown and living away from home.

Most are incumbents with a smattering of new candidates. Each has a particular focus for their campaign: the environment; traffic; mental health issues; spreading a love of literature through the community; possible budget constraints in the face of rising needs; opportunities for intellectual and cultural enrichment; the deliberative beauty of Town Meeting, Bedford’s ‘legislature’; anticipating the future while keeping what is special about the past without freezing Bedford in time; zoning and business; supporting adjustments to attitudes around diversity in our schools; the impact of municipal decisions; as well as accessibility, livability, and inclusivity.

The Bedford Citizen encourages you to click through the following links and read about each of the Caucus Nominees running for office in the 2019 Town Election on March 9.

Board of AssessorsOne 3-year term

Board of HealthOne 3-year term

Bedford Housing AuthorityOne 5-year term

  • Lauren Crews

Library TrusteeTwo 3-year terms

Shawsheen Regional School DistrictOne 3-year term

  • 1 Vacancy

ModeratorOne 3-year term

Planning BoardOne 1-year term

Planning Board – Two 3-year terms

School CommitteeTwo 3-year terms

Selectmen Two 3-year terms

* (I) indicates an incumbent running for an additional term

Wednesday, January 16: The last day for candidates to return nomination papers to the Town Clerk for certification by the Board of Registrars to run as a candidate in the March 8 election. 

 

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