Town Election, 2019 ~ An Invitation to submit Letters to the Editor and “Political Ads”

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

With contested races for Selectman and Library Trustee on the ballot for Bedford’s March 9 Town Election, we invite you to share your thoughts and opinions through Letters to the Editor. Several letters have already arrived, and they will begin to post on Monday, February 18, in the order of their receipt.

A person or campaign must take responsibility for the letter’s content and agree to be listed as the writer in its byline.

Extended In-Person Voter Registration Hours Announced for Friday, February 15

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The first voters crowded into Bedford’s polls for the 2018 midterm election – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

Are you properly registered to vote in Bedford’s March 9 Town Election, or to participate fully in Annual Town Meeting on March 25?

If you’ve recently moved to Bedford or become eligible to vote, it’s time to register!

Jill Marquis Pulls Papers to Run for School Committee

Submitted by Jill Marquis

Running for School Committee was not on my to-do list but the more I thought about it the more I realized I have something to offer this town and its children. As a fairly new resident to Bedford, I was quick to call this town my home. I am a wife and a mother to two young children and was drawn to Bedford because of their outstanding schools.

Who Are Bedford’s 2019 Caucus Nominees?

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Of the candidates 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.

Caucus 2019: Contests for Selectmen & Library Trustee ~ Vacancies for Bedford & Shawsheen School Committees

By Meredith McCulloch

Selectman Margot Fleischman ran the 2019 caucus with good humor and efficiency. Nearly every seat was taken as 84 people filled the Reed Room on a wet winter night. At one point laughter erupted when Cathy Cordes, current Moderator who is running for re-election, described her experience. While describing her membership in the Massachusetts Moderators Association, she confided, “It really is a fun group!”

In the end, there was at least one nominee for each open position except two. One School Committee seat and the Shawsheen Technical School District representative position had no nominee. Citizens interested in appearing on the ballot for those seats, or for any other contest in the March election, may still get on the ballot by picking up papers from the Town Clerk and gathering a minimum of 50 signatures to file with the Town Clerk by January 16.

At this point, there are contests — more candidates than open seats — for Selectman and Library Trustee.

Democracy Begins Here ~ Town-wide CAUCUS ~ TUESDAY, January 8 at 7 pm ~ You’re Invited!

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Bedford’s best (that includes YOU!) will gather on Tuesday for a town-wide caucus to nominate candidates to run in Bedford’s annual town election ballot.

Caucus begins at 7 pm in the Richard T. Reed Meeting Room (formerly the Multipurpose Room) at Bedford Town Hall, 10 Mudge Way.

The following individuals are expected to stand for election at Tuesday’s Caucus:

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