2013 Stoughton Town Election: Who Has Pulled Nomination Papers?

Here's a look at what positions are up this election cycle and who has pulled nomination papers so far.

As of Nov. 1, nomination papers to run for town-wide office or for Town Meeting representative have been available at the Town Clerk's Office on the first floor of the Town Hall.

This election cycle 1 seat on the Board of Selectmen, 2 seats on the School Committee, 1 seat on the Housing Authority, and 1 seat on the Redevelopment Authority, as well as Town Moderator will be on the ballot. Each precinct also will vote for Town Meeting representatives. 

Pulling nomination papers is only the first step in running for town-wide office. Those who pull papers need to get 120 signatures of registered Stoughton voters and file their nomination papers with the Town Clerk by 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 2, 2013 to be eligible to run. 

Wondering who has taken out nomination papers so far? Take a look at the list below (updated Wednesday, Dec. 5). It will be updated periodically between now and Jan. 2, 2013.


TOWN-WIDE ELECTED POSITIONS (last updated Wednesday, Nov. 28)

Position Term Current Elected Official Pulled Nomination Papers  Board of Selectmen 3 years John Stagnone School Committee (2) 3 years

Tom Colburn

Joyce Husseini

Joyce Husseini (I)

Patricia MacNeil

Debra Cote

Redevelopment Authority 5 years Forrest Lindwall Forrest Lindwall (I)
Housing Authority 5 years Peter Buckley Moderator  1 year Howard Hansen Howard Hansen (I)

(I) = incumbent



Precinct Seats Up for Election Pulled Nomination Papers 1 7 three-year terms 0 2 7 three-year terms 2 3 7 three-year terms 1 4 7 three-year terms 0 5 7 three-year terms 1 6

7 three-year terms

1 two-year term

2 7

7 three-year terms

1 1-year term

2 8

7 three-year terms

2 1-year terms



Town-wide nomination papers need to be filed at the Town Clerk's office by no later than 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 2, 2013. The Town Meeting warrant for petitioned articles also closes on this day.

Nomination papers for Town Meeting candidates (15 signatures from registered voters in your precinct are required) are due at the Town Clerk's office by no later than 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 19, 2013.

The annual town election will be held Tuesday, April 9, 2013, with a preliminary election (if needed) held Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.

And, the annual Town Meeting begins Monday, May 6, 2013, with an Organizational Town Meeting taking place May 2, 2013.

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