Five Mashpee residents have pulled papers for a seat for less than one year on the Mashpee Board of Selectmen.
Brian W. Weeden and Michael R. Richardson pulled papers last month. Both are active in Mashpee politics.
As of yesterday, three more people have entered the race: Elana Doyle, creator of the Mashpee Message Facebook group; Robert Bono, the owner of La Plaza Del Sol motel on Route 130; and David W. Weeden, former planning board member and member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.
Papers for the special election are due back on Tuesday. Town clerk Deborah F. Dami said that none of the five have yet to return their forms.
The special election will be held October 1 at Christ the King Church Parish.
The one-off town election will fill a seat on the board left vacant by the death of John J. Cahalane, who died from complications after surgery in June.
Mr. Richardson is a former two-term selectman who currently sits on the Mashpee Finance Committee.
Brian Weeden is currently a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council.
Ms. Doyle, aside from running the Facebook page, was initiated into Mashpee politics in May when she ran unsuccesfully for a seat on the Mashpee School Committee.
Mr. Bono would be a relative newcomer. Plaza Del Sol was discussed briefly at a selectmen’s meeting on Monday when a resident complained about the ongoing police activity at the motel. The selectmen told the resident that they will host a public hearing on the matter at a meeting later in August.
Mr. Weeden is no stranger to Mashpee politics. As a one-term member of the planning board, he has pushed to clean Mashpee’s water bodies and argued for conservation in his three years on the board. He is also a member of the tribal council.