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.
- Two seats for three-year terms – The incumbents are Ed Pierce who has announced that he will run for reelection and Mike Rosenberg who has said he will not run for reelection (https://thebedfordcitizen.org/2019/12/thanks-for-the-memories/)
- 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
- Two seats for three-year terms – The incumbents are Jacinda Barbehenn and Mark Siegenthaler who has announced that he is running for Selectman
- Two seats for three-year terms – The incumbents are Robin Grace Silbert and Rachel Field
- Two seats for three-year terms – The incumbents are Ann Guay and Sarah Scoville
- One seat for a two-year term – The incumbent is Brad Morrison, recently appointed to fill an unexpired term on the Committee (https://thebedfordcitizen.org/2019/11/j-bradley-brad-morrison-named-to-interim-position-on-the-bedford-school-committee/)
- One seat for a one-year term – The incumbent is Dan Brosgol (https://thebedfordcitizen.org/2019/08/dan-brosgol-named-kids-club-and-after-school-programming-director/)
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:
- Selectman: Bopha Malone (https://thebedfordcitizen.org/2019/12/bopha-malone-candidate-for-bedford-select-board/), Mark Siegenthaler (https://thebedfordcitizen.org/2019/12/mark-siegenthaler-candidate-for-selectman/), and Ed Pierce (https://thebedfordcitizen.org/2019/12/ed-pierce-candidate-for-re-election-to-the-board-of-selectmen/)
- Assessor: Rebecca Green Neale (https://thebedfordcitizen.org/2019/12/rebecca-green-neale-announces-2020-run-for-bedfords-board-of-assessors/)
- School Committee: Incumbent Dan Brosgol announced his campaign for reelection on Thursday, December 26 (https://thebedfordcitizen.org/2019/12/dan-brosgol-candidate-for-re-election-to-the-bedford-school-committee/)
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.