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Incumbents seeking reelection to Mashpee boards and committees have pulled nomination papers in the run up to town elections scheduled for Saturday, May 8.

Potential candidates have until 5 PM on March 18 to return nomination papers with the signatures of 50 certified Mashpee voters to the Mashpee Town Clerk’s office. Town Hall remains closed to the public due to COVID-19, so an appointment must be made to receive or return nomination papers.

John J. Cotton, the chairman of the Mashpee Board of Selectmen, has pulled papers for reelection to the board. Incumbent selectman Thomas O’Hara has also pulled papers to seek reelection.

Incumbent Mashpee Planning Board member Mary Waygan has pulled papers for reelection to the planning board as well as papers for an open seat on the board of selectmen.

Robert Hansen has pulled papers to seek reelection to his current position as an associate member to the planning board.

George Schmitt III, an incumbent member of the Mashpee School Committee, has also pulled papers to seek reelection.

For the Mashpee Board of Water Commissioners, incumbent Ronald Gangemi has pulled papers.

Incumbent members of the Mashpee Library Board of Trustees Joan Lyons and Ann Macdonald have also pulled papers to seek reelection to their positions.

The only newcomer to pull papers thus far is Mohamad Fadh, who has pulled papers for a position on the Mashpee Housing Authority.

In the upcoming election, the board of selectmen, school committee, planning board and Library board of trustees all have two seats open. The housing authority and board of water commissioners each have a single seat open. The planning board also has a single seat open for an associate member.

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