Petitions available for local offices on Town Meeting Day ballots

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI

With the 2018 general election just barely in the rear-view mirror, petitions are now available for candidates interested in running for local office in the March Town Meeting Day elections.

Candidates can get blank petitions at their town clerk’s office. Candidates also fill out a consent form to indicate how they would be listed on the ballot.

Hinesburg Town Clerk Melissa Ross said the forms would be posted on the town website for candidates to print and fill out.

Candidates must have at least 30 registered voters in their town sign their petition. A voter may sign just one petition per office. For offices with more than one seat to fill, a voter may sign as many petitions as there are offices to be filled.

The deadline to return signed petitions is Jan. 28. Town Meeting Day is March 5. Current office holders are noted in the lists below although incumbents do need to submit petitions by Jan. 28 if they plan to run for re-election.

Charlotte offices

The following offices will be filled in Charlotte on Town Meeting Day.

• Auditor, three-year term; incumbent is Peter Trono.

• Cemetery Commissioner, three-year term; incumbent is Victoria Zulkoski.

• Cemetery Commissioner, two years of a three-year term; vacant.

• Charlotte Library Trustee, five-year term; incumbent Jonathan Silverman.

• Delinquent Tax Collector, one-year term; incumbent is Mary A. Mead.

• Lister, three-year term; incumbent is Bruno Murphy.

• Town Moderator, one-year term; incumbent is Charles Russell.

• Road Commissioner, one-year term; incumbent is Hugh Lewis Jr.

• Selectboard, two-year term; incumbent is Frank Tenney.

• Selectboard, three-year term; incumbent is Lane Morrison.

• Town Agent, one-year term; incumbent is Bruno Murphy.

• Town Grand Juror, one-year term; incumbent is Allen Ash.

• Trustee of Public Funds, three-year term; vacant.

Hinesburg offices

The following offices in Hinesburg will be filled on Town Meeting Day:

• Selectboard, three-year term; incumbent is Aaron Kimball.

• Selectboard, two-year term; incumbent is Andrea Morgante.

• Town Moderator, one-year term; incumbent is Frank Twarog.

• Cemetery Trustee, three-year term; incumbent is Jeri Helen Belisle.

• Town Agent, one-year term; incumbent is Amy Escott.

• Grand Juror, one-year term; vacant.

• Library Trustees, three three-year terms; incumbents are Brian Dunlop,

Jim Jarvis and Marianna Holzer.

• Peck Estate Trustee, three-year term; incumbent Kristi McLeod.

• Champlain Valley School District School Director, three-year term; incumbent Ray Mainer.

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