Friday, May 11, 2012

Longmeadow Choices for Select Board

There is a Special Town Election on Tuesday, May 15 to select a candidate to fulfill the remaining term ( 1 year) for the Select Board seat vacated by Christine Swanson who resigned earlier this year.  The two candidates are Mark Barowsky and Richard Foster. 

Below are two LCTV videos (Our Town/ hostess- Arlene Miller) with interviews of the two candidates.

 Mark Barowsky Interview

Richard Foster Interview

Both candidates are also listed on the Annual Town Elections ballot (June 12) for the two open seats.  In addition, Paul Santaniello is listed as well.  Because of Massachusetts state law, the winner of the May 15 election cannot be removed from the June 12 election ballot.

We have three candidates for three Select Board seats.  However, if Mr. Barowsky or Mr. Foster wins seats in both elections, there will be a need for another Special Election at a cost of $8-10,000.  The winning candidate can then choose which seat (1 year or 3 year term) they wish to fill.

With the School Committee elections on June 12, there are four candidates for four open seats (2- three year term, 1- two year term, and 1- one year term) leading to no contested races.

In any event, town residents should plan to vote in both elections (May 15 and June 12) to show support for these candidates. 

Kudos to both LCTV/Arlene Miller for providing
town residents with these candidate interviews.