Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
The Citizen Caucus is one of two ways in which candidates for local office can get on the ballot for the Town Election that will be held on March 10, 2018.
Candidates must either circulate nomination papers to get the required number of signatures of registered voters and return them by the specified deadline, or become a “Caucus Nominees.” Nominations are made for each vacant position appearing on the ballot. The two persons receiving the highest number of votes for each vacant position and a minimum of 8% of the number voting at the caucus become the “Caucus Nominees.” Caucus nominees are so designated on the ballot and do not need to circulate nomination papers.
Elected officials whose terms expire in 2018
- Selectmen – Margot Fleischman
- Board of Assessors – Ronald Cordes
- Board of Health – Anita Raj and Sarah Thompson
- Housing Authority – Lauren Crews and Ellis Kriesberg
- Planning Board – Jeffrey M. Cohen
- Library Trustees – Robert L. Batt, Michael Pulizzi
- School Committee – Dan Brosgol
Of those whose terms expire this year, Robert Batt is the only person who has indicated that he will retire after 9 years of service as a Library Trustee. In mid-December, Dan Brosgol announced his candidacy for another term on the School Committee and is expected to attend the caucus.
Dennis Ahern who recently returned to Bedford after living in Acton for many years has taken out and expects to file nomination papers for Library Trustee. Ahern served as a Library Trustee in Acton for 34 years.