Town election candidates run unopposed

Feb 16, 2017

Officially, there are no contests for elected town positions this year.

That may change if anyone wishes to launch a write-in campaign, but otherwise, all candidates are set to join or continue with the positions they sought.

This means that Board of Selectmen incumbents Judith Whiteside, of Great Neck Road and Peter Teitelbaum of Oak Street, will continue on the Board of Selectmen for another three year term.

Joyce Bacchiochi of Charge Pond Road, and Laurie Spear of Repose Lane, both took out nomination papers for a pair of open three-year seats on the School Committee. They will both begin at the committee after current members Mel Lazarus and Dr. Cliff Sylvia announced that they would not seek re-election near the end of 2016.

Donna Bronk of Glenda Avenue and Malcolm White of Main Street will return to the Sewer Commission for three-year terms. Also returning to further three-year terms are Board of Assessors incumbents Priscilla Porter and James McCahill, of Longboat Drive and Cleveland Way respectively.

Bronk will also return to the Wareham Housing Authority for a further five-year term.


Comments (6)
Posted by: harrythebarber | Feb 16, 2017 15:19

A third three-year term for Selectman Teitelbaum, congrats! It seems like only yesterday you were beating an out-of-town challenger to secure your first win!

Posted by: Janet | Feb 17, 2017 07:56

Hey Harry get your facts straight

Posted by: harrythebarber | Feb 18, 2017 15:56

I stand corrected...Selectman Teitelbaum's first term was not for the full three years as he was elected to replace the Fugitive!

Posted by: Janet | Feb 19, 2017 09:15

"fugitive" indicates that law enforcement was involved....    The posse chasing him were threating the lives of his family especially his young daughters.   And he was back here plenty of times to attend the BOS meetings.   I give up, I liked you better when you were chasing other men's wives.  Say hello to your friend "Pete the meat".  He should feel good that he is unopposed, no better way to win.

Posted by: harrythebarber | Feb 19, 2017 09:36

Teitelbaum's getting elected the same year as Selectman Slavin, one year removed from Steve Holmes and Cara Winslow being elected, helped restore some sanity and civility to Wareham!

Posted by: Andrea Smith | Feb 19, 2017 14:16

I think every single person who has stepped forward as a candidate for election and re-election should be applauded. The positions for which the candidates are running require a considerable commitment of personal time and effort.

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