Five Candidates for Seekonk Board of Selectmen
This year’s contest for two open seats on the Seekonk Board of Selectmen will pit incumbents Christopher Zorra and David Viera against challengers Nelson Almeida, Michael Healy, and Doug Brown. Healy served as the town’s Fire Chief for several years until his retirement last year. Almeida is a former selectman. TV9 host Jeffrey Starr Mararian has launched a write-in campaign for one of the two seats.
A number of other board and committee positions are also up for grabs in the April 5 town election. Incumbent school committee members Noah Escaler and Kim Sluter are running unopposed for re-election. There are two open three-year seats. Incumbent Paul Buckley is running unopposed for a three year seat on the Board of Assessors. No one is running for the two year seat on the board. No one returned papers to run for one seat on the Housing Authority (five years). Joseph Chauvin is running unopposed for one three year seat on the Water Commission. No one took out papers for one seat on the Planning Board (five years). Sharon Connors and Cynthia Corbett are running unopposed for two three year seats on the Library Board of Trustees.
The last day to register to vote is March 16. To register to vote or check your voter status go to: vote.gov/register/ma. Absentee ballot applications are available on line at www.seekonk-ma.gov under Dept. Town Clerk/ downloadable forms. Or you can request one by calling the Town Clerk’s office at 508-336-2920.