Saturday, September 7, 2019

26 total candidates; School Committee, Board of Health and Board of Assessors lacking candidates

The candidate listing has grown again slightly this week. There are candidates equal to the number of positions for Constables, Planning Board, and Town Clerk. The Town Council currently has 11 candidates for nine positions (a net increase of one this week - 2 added, 1 withdrew) and the other boards/committees are currently short of candidates. 

Critical issues: 

  1. The School Committee has only 5 candidates for 7 positions. Two are new candidates which is good but we simply need more candidates. The school budget accounts for more than half the overall Town budget and the role has oversight for the education of our youth (and future). 
  2. The Board of Health (EEE) and the Board of Assessors (annual tax rate) are also important positions lacking a complete slate never ind a choice of candidates.

Let's go Franklin. 

There should be more candidates to allow for some competition and choice. The last day to take out papers is Friday, Sep 13. The last day to return papers is Tuesday, Sep 17.

The listing of the 26 candidates who have taken out papers to run for the open positions on the Franklin Biennial Election is provided via Town Clerk, Teresa Burr. 8 of the candidates have had their papers certified to confirm their ballot entry.

The listing will be updated weekly to provide the 'scorecard' of who's taken papers, who's turned them in, etc.

Download your copy from here

Franklin Election Collection - 2019
All precincts vote on Nov 5, 2019 in one location, Franklin High School

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