A contest for two openings on the school committee could be brewing. Of the three individuals who pulled nomination papers this week, two will seek candidacy for the school committee race.
As of Thursday morning, March 5, Catherine Lewis and Candice Aselton had pulled papers for the school committee, bringing the total number of potential contenders for the two seats to four.
Ms. Lewis and Ms. Aselton join Michael Lowry and incumbent Nicole Bartlett, who pulled nomination papers last month.
Lisa Meizinger also pulled nomination papers this week to seek reelection on the housing authority, where one seat will be open this spring.
Also this week, Ruth Nickerson returned her papers for nomination to one of three openings on the library board.
Incumbent Selectmen Andrew R. Gottlieb and David W. Weeden remain unchallenged for two openings on the board of selectmen. Mr. Gottlieb has returned his papers.
Robert Hansen and John Fulone each pulled papers last month for planning board, where one seat is open.
Kenneth E. Marsters will seek reelection to the water commission, and Deborah F. Dami has pulled papers for reelection as town clerk.
To appear on the ballot, those who have pulled papers must receive the signatures of 50 Mashpee registered voters. The deadline to return papers is March 31.
Those hoping to seek nomination can pick up papers at the town clerk’s office at town hall. A total of 11 seats spanning seven boards and positions will be on May’s ballot.