Meet the April 3 election candidates
The April 3 town election features contested races for a three-year seat on the Board of Selectmen, a possible two-year position for the Selectmen seat vacated by Michael Schneider, and races for seats on the School Committee, Board of Assessors, and Housing Authority.
Wareham Week is sitting down with the candidates in the weeks leading up to the election. Check back here for candidate profiles as they come in!
Board of Selectmen:
The election has three Board of Selectmen candidates vying for one three-year seat, vacated by Selectmen Chair Walter Cruz, who did not seek re-election.
Former Selectman Bruce Sauvageau of Swifts Beach Road, active volunteer Alan Slavin of Oak Street, and Board of Assessors member David A. Smith of Pinehurst Drive have thrown their hats into the ring for the position.
The election has two Board of Selectmen candidates vying for the two-year seat created after the resignation of Michael Schneider. Amit Johar of Cranberry Highway and Peter Teitelbaum of Oak Street are running.
The School Committee race features three candidates vying for two seats. Incumbent Geoff Swett is seeking re-election, while Lynne Burroughs and Michael Flaherty are looking to bring their expertise to the committee.
There are a number of budget challenges faced by the School Committee, town officials, and the community in the coming months. School officials are looking for a Proposition 2 1/2 operational override and debt exclusions -- both of which would raise property taxes -- to prevent teacher layoffs and pay for textbooks and other needs.
Click on the names to learn about the candidates and the issues.
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