Published DateMOULTONBOROUGH — All candidates for Town and School District offices in Moultonborough have been
invited to speak at Meet the Candidates Night 2013 to begin at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 24 at the Moultonborough Lions Club on Old Route 109.
Jerry Hopkins, Town and School District Moderator, will serve as moderator for Meet the Candidates Night.
Each candidate will be given an opportunity to express his/her reasons for running, address their qualifications, and comment on any specific issues that concern them. After all the candidates for a given Town or School District office have presented, there will be time for questions from the audience.
On the Town ballot, there are two candidates (Betsey Patten and Chris Shipp) running for one (1) three-year seat on the Select Board.
Also on the Town ballot, there are four candidates (Susan Buchnam, Joanne M. Farnham, Barbara Sheppard and Laurie Whitley) running for three (3) three-year seats as Library Trustees, and there are two candidates(Kenneth Bickford and Tim Tinel) running for one (1) one year seat on the Zoning Board.
There are two candidates (Josh Bartlett and Bob Gofredo) running unopposed for two (2) three-year seats on the Planning Board. There are no candidates for one (1) three-year seat as Trustee of the Trust Funds. This seat may be determined by write-in ballots.
On the School District ballot, two candidates are running unopposed for two seats (3 years) on the School Board. Gerald Buteau is running for a second three-year term on the School Board and Celeste Burns is running for the second open three-year seat.
Moderator Hopkins will also allow those present to speak in favor of or against petitioned warrant articles that may appear on either the Town or School District warrants.
All residents are invited to attend this event designed to give candidates an opportunity to express their views, and most importantly, give residents an opportunity to ask questions of candidates. Coffee, water and desserts prepared by members of the Moultonborough PTA will be available for all in attendance.