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Town elects new treasurer, 7 incumbents in sleet-chilled turnout

UPDATED, April 4: Facing no opposition, seven candidates for key town seats were returned to office, and one newcomer was elected for the first time in the annual town election, Saturday, April 1.

Snow, sleet and chill held down turnout, already expected to be low, to just 8.96 percent. Since 2000, the turnout in town elections has averaged about 23 percent.

Dean Carman was elected next town treasurer after longtime office holder Stephen J. Gilligan decided to retire. Dan Dunn and Diane Mahon continue as selectmen until 2020. Paul Schlichtman, Bill Hayner and Jennifer Susse will serve three more years on the School Committee. Also returned to office were Town Clerk Stephanie Lucarelli (2,180) and Mary Winstanley O'Connor (2,044), Board of Assessors. Unofficial votes of major candidates below are beside their names.

Summary of unofficial results, including Town Meeting members >>

Dean CarmanCarman: 2,043

Jennifer Susse, 2017Susse: 1,984  Bill HaynerHayner: 1,955 Paul Schlichtman, 2017Schlichtman: 1,902 DunnDunn: 2,019 Diane Mahon, 2011Mahon: 2,084

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town Meeting races put buzz in ballots

ELECTION RESULTS

Winners in hotly contested Precinct 15 were:

Rachelle Dobbs, 229
Naomi Greenfield, 222
Edward A. Starr, 221
Beth Ann Friedman, 217

In a testimony to the impact of one social-media group in town, Lynette Martyn wrote on the Arlington Stands with Immigrants Facebook group on April 2:

"Congratulations! 93% of our candidates won their town meeting member positions. Hopefully, this will have an impact on passing the sanctuary town resolution. Thanks to everyone for getting out to vote despite the nasty weather."

Results of the contested precincts below and the candidates we listed are below:

Precinct 2 - competitive by one
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Peter Gast - Winner
William Logan- Winner
Bonnie Hayner- Winner

Precinct 5 - competitive by 3
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Adam Badik- Winner
Patrick Hanlon- Winner
David Swanson- Winner
David Watson- Winner

Precinct 7 - competitive by 1
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Sheri Baron- Winner
Andrew Bengtson- Winner
Alex Bagnall- Winner
Laurence McKinney - Did not win

Precinct 9 - competitive by 2
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Michael Ruderman- Winner
Lisa Blankespoor- Winner
Susan McCabe- Winner
Stephen D. Makowka - Did not win
Steve Liggett- Winner

Precinct 11 - competitive by 2
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Leba Heigham- Winner
Jonathon R Glazebrook- Did not win
Kevin Greeley- Winner
Ian Goodsell- Winner

Precinct 12 - competitive by 1
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Juliana Brazile- Winner
Eric Helmuth- Winner
Sandra Vorce- Winner
Caroline Murray- Winner

Precinct 13 - competitive by 2
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Heather Fowles- Winner
John Deyst- Winner
Mary Deyst- Winner

Precinct 14 - competitive by 1
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DIane Mahon- Winner
Deanna Graham- Winner
John F. Maher- Winner
Gwenyth Hooper- Winner

Precinct 15 - competitive by 4- **NOTE THE OTHER FOUR ARE ACTIVELY AGAINST THE RESOLUTION**
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Naomi Greenfield- Winner
Rachelle Dobbs- Winner
BethAnn Friedman- Winner
Edward Starr- Winner

Precinct 16 - competitive by 2
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Samuel Milton- Winner
Richard S. Phelps- Winner
Kevin P. Koch- Winner

Precinct 18 - competitive by 1
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Daniel Parmer- Winner
Heather Angelina Cooke- Winner
Kaspar Kasparian- Winner
Perry Arnold- Did not win

Precinct 20 - not competitive
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Mel Goldsipe - write in candidate for open seat,- won't be announced for a couple of days

For races with opposition, consider those for Town Meeting: 11 of the town's 21 precincts had contested races to elect four members each to full three-year terms: Precincts 2, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 18.

Three precincts had fewer candidates than Town Meeting seats available, so write-in votes were available to elect people to a two-year seat in Precinct 9 and a one-year seat in Precinct 17 (to fill vacant unexpired terms), plus a full three-year term in Precinct 20.

The League of Women Voters of Arlington has published its annual guide. Read it here >>

Candidates' Night was held Tuesday, March 21, at Town Hall. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Arlington and Vision 2020, the evening provides the community with an opportunity to learn about the candidates' qualifications, their character, and their strengths and weaknesses.


Watch ACMi broadcast here >> | Read a news summary here >>


Here is information you need to know about candidates and voting:

Major offices on the ballot are (*denotes incumbent):

Town Clerk (elect one)

Stephanie Lucarelli

Stephanie Lucarelli* (took out papers Dec. 13, 2016)

 

 

 

 

Treasurer (elect one; Stephen Gilligan is retiring in April)

 Dean E. Carman (took out papers Jan. 5, 2017)

 Board of Selectmen (elect two)

Dan Dunn* (took out papers Dec. 7, 2016)

Diane Mahon* (took out papers Dec. 14, 2016)

Assessor (elect one)

Mary Winstanley O'Connor, 2011

Mary Winstanley O'Connor* (took out nomination papers Dec. 5, 2016)

 

 

 

 

School Committee (elect three)

Bill Hayner* (took out papers Dec. 5, 2016)\

Paul Schlichtman* (took out papers Dec. 13, 2016)

Jennifer Susse* (took out papers Jan. 5, 2017) 

Town Meeting candidates, openings

Eleven of the town's 21 precincts have contested Town Meeting races to elect four members each to full three-year terms: Precincts 2, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 18.

Three precincts have fewer candidates than Town Meeting seats available, so write-in votes will elect people to a two-year seat in Precinct 9 and a one-year seat in Precinct 17 (to fill vacant unexpired terms), plus a full three-year term in Precinct 20.

* means candidate for reelection

PRECINCT 1

(For three years; vote for no more than four)

Monique Chaplin, 35 Michael St.*

Charles K. Hartshorne,11 Marrigan St.*

Marian E. King, 122 Decatur St., Apt. 4*

Christina MV Hildebidle,123 Sunnyside Ave.

PRECINCT 2

(For three years; vote for no more than four)

Peter J. Fiore, 58 Mott St.*

Peter M. Gast, 36 Margaret St.

William Logan, 5 Mary St.*

Bill Hayner, 19 Putnam Road*

Bonnie M. Hayner, 19 Putnam Road*

PRECINCT 3

(For three years; vote for no more than four)

Susan D. Stamps, 39 Grafton St.*

Courtney Urick, 11 Teel St.

Allan Tosti, 38 Teel St., #2*

John R. Ellis, 59 Teel St.

PRECINCT 4

(For three years; vote for no more than four)

Michele J. Phelan, 135 Thorndike St.

Carolyn Frances Sullivan, 32 Milton St.

Katelyn M. Kerins, 27 Fairmont St.*

Alia K. Atlas, 49 Magnolia St.

PRECINCT 5

(For three years; vote for no more than four)

Nicholas T. Lim, 131 Warren St., #3

Emily Goodfader, 25 Bowdoin St.*

Peter J. Messina, 18 University Road*

David F. Swanson, 21 Dartmouth St.

Adam E. Badik, 1 Beacon St.

Patrick M. Hanlon, 20 Park St.

David M. Watson, 170 Franklin St., #18*

PRECINCT 6

(For three years; vote for no more than four)

Laura Sosnoski Tracey, 25 Marion Road

George J. McNinch, 22 Whittemore St., #2

Aimee I. Lim-Miller, 11 Pond Lane

Jill A. Snyder, 276 Mass. Ave., #305*

PRECINCT 7

(For three years; vote for no more than four)

Theodore W. Sharpe, 51 Palmer St.*

Sheri A. Baron, 10 Raleigh St.*

Andrew P. Bengtson, 15 Allen St., #1*

Laurence O. McKinney, 32 Foster St.

Alexander G. Bagnall , 10 Wyman St.

PRECINCT 7

(For one year, to fill a vacancy; vote for no more than one)

Moriah D. Tyrrell, 87 Harlow St., #2

PRECINCT 8

(For three years; vote for no more than four)

Carol L. Band , 57 Bartlett Ave.*

David Bean, 50 Jason St.*

John D. Leone, 51 Irving St.*

William R. Berkowitz, 12 Pelham Terrace*

PRECINCT 9

(For three years; vote for no more than four)

Harold J. Allen Jr., Bacon St.*

A. Michael Ruderman, 9 Alton St.*

Lisa S. Blankespoor, 11 Webcowet Road

Susan McCabe, 22 Russell St.

Steven M. Liggett, 25 Hayes St.*

Stephen D. Makowka , 17 Russell St.*

PRECINCT 9

(For two years, to fill a vacancy; vote for no more than one)

No candidate has filed

PRECINCT 10

(For three years; vote for no more than four)

Jane L. Howard, 12 Woodland St.*

Peter B. Howard, 12 Woodland St.*

John A. Martin, 60 Arlmont St.*

William David Moyer, 49 Hillsdale Road*

PRECINCT 11

(For three years; vote for no more than four)

Leba Heigham, 82 Richfield Road*

Joyce H. Radochia, 45 Columbia Road*

Jonathon R. Glazebrook, 60 Edgehill Road

Kevin F. Greeley, 363 Mystic St.*

Robert J. Radochia, 45 Columbia Road*

Ian Goodsell, 193 Mystic St.

PRECINCT 12

(For three years; vote for no more than four)

Michael J. Cayer, 191 Newport St.*

Juliana H. Brazile, 56 Coolidge Road*

Eric D. Helmuth, 33 Grand View Road*

Sandra Vorce, 168 Cedar Ave.

Caroline H. Murray, 95 Glenburn Road

PRECINCT 13

(For three years; vote for no more than four)

Edward Miracco, 6 Frost St.

Heather J. Fowles, 1 Windmill Lane*

John J. Deyst Jr., 26 Upland Road West*

Mary A. Deyst, 26 Upland Road West*

David F. Good , 37 Tomahawk Road*

PRECINCT 14

(For three years; vote for no more than four)

Gwenyth R.A. Hooper, 1 School St., #102*

Diane M. Mahon, 23 Howard St., #2*

Deanna M. Graham, 30 Harvard St., #2

John F. Maher, 990 Mass. Ave., #44*

Robert G. Hillis, 17 Mount Vernon St.*

PRECINCT 15

(For three years; vote for no more than four)

Edward A. Starr, 7 Twin Circle Drive

Eileen Mary Cahill, 48 Dickson Ave.

Naomi L. Greenfield, 169 Mountain Ave.

Frank J. Ciano , 65 Woodside Lane*

Beth Ann Friedman, 10 Hazel Terrace

Rachelle A. Dobbs, 184 Brattle St.

Joseph W. Kerble, 92 Morningside Drive*

Peter A. Sweet, 167 Woodside Lane*

PRECINCT 16

(For three years; vote for no more than four)

Robert K. Garrity, 275 Park Ave.*

Richard S. Phelps, 77 Oakland Ave.*

Kevin P. Koch , 100 Florence Ave.*

Karen Therese Wachs, 53 Valentine Road

Samuel P. Milton, 15 West St.

Andrew E. O'Brien, 109 Hillside Ave.*

PRECINCT 17

(For three years; vote for no more than four)

John V. Finochetti, 55 Dudley St.*

Angela M. Olszewski , 1 Watermill Place, #428*

Amy Lynne Slutzky, 1 Watermill Place, #407

John R. Leonard, 26 Grove St., #10*

PRECINCT 17

(For one year, to fill a vacancy; vote for no more than one)

No candidate filed

PRECINCT 18

(For three years; vote for no more than four)

David Levy, 95 Rhinecliff St.

Daniel W. Parmer, 1 Brewster Road

Perry C. Arnold, 87 Valentine Road

Heather Angelina Cooke, 134 George St.

Kaspar Kasparian, 285 Renfrew St.

PRECINCT 19

(For three years; vote for no more than four)

Christopher K. Gray, 6 Peter Tufts Road*

Robert Hutchinson, 28 Thesda St.*

Paul C. Easton, 133 Sunset Road

John J. Dunn Jr., 36 Aerial St.*

PRECINCT 20

(For three years; vote for no more than four)

Maureen O'Connell Larkin, 31 Inverness Road*

Richard R.W. Fields, 44 Aberdeen Road

Maureen E. Gormley, 1250 Mass. Ave.*

No fourth candidate filed

PRECINCT 21

(For three years; vote for no more than four)

Zarina G. Memon, 15 Sunset Road

Jordan E. Weinstein, 23 Lennon Road

Walter Phillips, 2 Crescent Hill Ave.*

Christopher R. Rowell, 88 Westminster Ave.

PRECINCT 21

(For one year, to fill a vacancy; vote for no more than one)

David Greenwold, 69 Westminster Ave.

About all town elected offices

2017 election calendarIncludes dates for prospective candidates and voter registration deadlines.

Polling locationsNote new polling locations for precincts 13, 15 and 17

Voter registration information

Download a voter registration form

Look up your voter registration status

Absentee ballot application

Town Meeting information

Statements from candidates posted to the School Enrollment Parent Group (Facebook)


Campaign kickoffs

Schlichtman: 2 p.m. Sunday, March 12, home of Mary Cummings, 135 Jason St. 

Susse: 4 p.m. Sunday, March 12, home of Elizabeth Dray, 130 Jason St.

Carman for treasurer launch postponed


 News stories

March 25, 2017: Candidates' Nigtht: No opposition? No matter -- candidates explain where they stand
March 11, 2017: To incumbent town clerk, her office is like family
March 4, 2017: O'Connor brings lengthy legal background to Board of Assessors
Feb. 25, 2017: For Susse, communication is the word to continue School Committee efforts
Feb. 18, 2017: Why Dunn runs: to keep an eye on town finances, housing
Feb. 12, 2017: Schlichtman's energy, sense of history aim to keep challenges in check
Feb. 5, 2017: Mahon aims to keep cheerleading for town issues: schools, open space
Jan. 20, 2017: Hayner seeks 3rd term as budget advocate
Jan. 11, 2017: Fincom member eyes treasurer seat, new role for office
Jan. 10, 2017: After treasurer announces retirement, town officials look ahead

Opinion, March 29, 2017: Rise of local social media driving politics

This information was published Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, and updated April 4.

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