Now’s the time to seek education board candidacy
NASHUA – The filing period for an abbreviated Board of Education term has opened.
On Thursday, the City Clerk’s office began accepting paperwork for anyone interested in running in a special election for the board seat.
This election will fill a seat for the last two months of this year to replace Jack Kelley, who stepped down in May for health reasons. The board has been operating with only eight members since.
Because there were more than six months remaining in Kelley’s term, the city charter requires that a special election be held to fill the remaining two months. The term will end in January, on inauguration day.
The special election will be held Nov. 8, the same day as the general election. Voters will receive two ballots.
Anyone interested in running for this abbreviated term should file nomination papers signed by 50 voters at the clerk’s office, before the close of the business day Oct. 11. Initially, Paul Bergeron had set Oct. 10 as the last day to file for candidacy, but he had forgotten that City Hall would be closed because of Columbus Day.
– ALBERT McKEON