Bedford’s 2020 Election Season Begins with the Town’s Citizens’ Caucus on Tuesday, January 7

The Town’s annual Citizens’ Caucus will convene at 7 pm on Tuesday, January 7 to launch Bedford’s 2020 Town Election season.

Although nomination papers are available through the Town Clerk’s office, candidates frequently choose the Citizen Caucus route to secure their place on the ballot, since it includes the designation “Caucus Nominee” should they win caucus approval.

The following offices will appear on Bedford’s March 14 ballot, and a pair of Caucus Nominees for each seat will be selected on January 7.



  • One seat for a three-year term – The incumbent is Zoe Pierce

Board of Health

  • Two seats for three-year terms – The incumbents are Ann Kiessling and Mary Seymour

Planning Board

  • Two seats for three-year terms – The incumbents are Jacinda Barbehenn and Mark Siegenthaler who has announced that he is running for Selectman

Library Trustees

  • Two seats for three-year terms – The incumbents are Robin Grace Silbert and Rachel Field

School Committee

Early Candidate Announcements, through December 26, 2019

Several residents have already announced their intention to run for office, it is anticipated that each will seek a Caucus Nominee designation:

Editor’s Note: In addition to electing candidates for office, Bedford’s March 14 Town Election will include referenda to approve the charter changes voted at Special Town Meeting in November.  Although Town Meeting voted unanimously to institute gender-neutral language in the Town Charter at November’s Town Meeting (changing Selectmen to Select Board among others), none of those changes will be official until approved by voters at the Town Election in March. The Citizen will use Selectman and Selectmen until the official decision is made on March 14.

Correction ~ Ann Guay, not JoAnn Santiago as earlier stated, is one of the School Committee incumbents in the 2020 election.



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