Four candidates for town boards threw their hats into the ring on Thursday, February 6, the first official day of the local political season.
Three incumbents—Robert James, of Pinkham Road; Pamela Dana Snyder of Wolf Hill; and Jeanie Vander Pyl of State Street—pulled nomination papers from the office of Town Clerk Taylor D. White on Thursday.
Mr. James is seeking re-election to the board of assessors, Dr. Snyder is seeking another term on the board of health, and Ms. Vander Pyl seeks re-election to the library board of trustees.
Newcomer William Wagner, of Princess Pine Path, would also like to fill a three-year opening on the library board.
Nomination papers are required if candidates want their names to appear on the ballot for the 2020 annual town election, which will be held on May 7, Mr. White said.
“Candidates will have until March 19 to return their papers with at least 50 signatures from registered Sandwich voters nominating them for office,” Mr. White added.
There will be two openings on the board of selectmen, although both incumbent selectmen Robert J. George and Michael J. Miller said recently they plan to run again.
Two seats will also open on the school board. Incumbent James Dever has said he will not run again. Incumbent Sean Rausch has not yet announced his intentions.
All the openings are for three-year terms.
Other openings are as follows:
• 1 – Three-year term on the Board of Assessors
• 1 – Three-year term on the Board of Health
• 2 – Three-year terms on the Board of Selectman
• 1 – Three-year term as Constable
• 2 – Three-year terms on the Planning Board
• 2 – Three-year terms on the School Committee
• 1 – One-year unexpired term on the School Committee
• 3 – Three-year terms on the Library Board of Trustees
• 1 – Two-year unexpired term on the Library Board of Trustees
• 1 – Five-year term on the Sandwich Housing Authority
• 1 – Three-year term on the Weston Memorial Fund