By Carol Britton Meyer
Have you ever considered running for a town office?
Nomination papers will be available in the Town Clerk's Office starting Jan. 2 for citizens who wish to do so for the May 1 election.
Among those with terms expiring in 2021 is longtime Town Clerk Eileen McCracken, who recently announced that she will retire at the end of her current term.
Nomination papers will be available through March 2 and are due back to the Town Clerk’s Office by Thursday, March 4. Call (781) 741-1410 for more information.
Fifty certified signatures of voters registered in the Town of Hingham are required for a nomination paper to be valid. Candidates are advised to obtain additional signatures.
Elected town officials with terms expiring in 2021 are :
Michael J. Puzo – Moderator, One Year
Mary M. Power - Board of Selectmen, Three Years
Eileen A. McCracken – Town Clerk, Three Years
Carlton M. Chambers -- Board of Assessors, Three Years
Peter B. Bickford -- Board of Health, Three Years
John A. Stoddard, Jr. – Municipal Light Board, Three Year
Elizabeth Emerson Lewiecki -- School Committee, Three Years
Kerry J. Ni – School Committee, Three Years
Gary S. Tondorf- Dick -- Planning Board, Five Years
Robert M. Higgins -- Sewer Commission, Three Years
(Appointment by state) – Housing Authority, Five Years
Bruce Thompson – Recreation Commission, Five Years