by Carol Meyer
The town election season has already had some action.
There are 13 current office-holders with terms expiring this year. So far there's a potential four-way race for three seats on the school committee, including two incumbents -- Elizabeth (Liza) O'Reilly and Carlos DaSilva. Fellow committee member Kay Praschma has not yet taken out papers. The other two potential candidates are Joshua Ross and Nancy Correnti. (There's a race when two or more candidates for a given seat submit their completed nomination papers.) Zoning Board of Appeals member Joseph Fisher has taken out papers for the Selectman's seat currently held by Paul Healey, whose term expires this year. Healey has not yet announced whether he will run for another term.
Town Moderator Michael Puzo, Board of Assessors member Christine Roberts, and Kirk Shilts have also pulled papers -- Shilts for his seats on both the Board of Health and Sewer Commission.
For a complete list of elected officials with terms expiring in 2019 visit https://www.hingham-ma.gov/ Nomination papers are available in the Town Clerk's Office. Completed papers are due back by 5 p.m. March 7.
Be sure to mark your calendars for election day! In the meantime, if you were to run for any office, which would it be? (No obligation to run!)