Plymouth: Candidates start lining up for town races

The deadline for candidates to return papers to run for the Plymouth Board of Selectmen, School Committee and Planning Board is next week—and there’s no shortage of candidates for most offices.

But, the Planning Board seat—often a hotly contested one, this year is the exception, according to Town Clerk Lawrence Pizer:

“Interestingly, there had been no one who had taken out papers –Mr. Wennerberg’s term is expiring—and last week Mr. Wennerberg took out papers, I have heard that he was distributing them yesterday, so we expect to have them back.”

There are two open seats on the Select Board:

“Right now we have five candidates: Robert Bielen, John Moody, Douglas O’Roak, Matt Muratore and Anthony Provenzano.”

Selectmen Sergio Harnais has not officially said he won’t run, but, at this point he has not taken out papers. There are also two open seats on the School Committee and five people have taken out papers:

“Jay Ferguson has returned them, Robert Morgan has returned them, Deborah Betz has returned them and James Sorensen has returned them. Kenneth Moriarity took out papers but has not yet returned them. ”

Jim Sorenson, if elected to the School Committee, would be returning to a committee he once chaired:

There are open seats in many of the town’s fifteen precincts. Papers must be completed and returned by 5 p.m. to the Town Clerk on Monday, March 25.

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About Bobbi Clark

Bobbi Clark is a Plymouth area reporter at WATD. She began her career in radio as a producer at a news/talk radio station in Chicago. From there she went to WMAQ-TV, the NBC owned and operated television station in Chicago, As a producer there, she won 5 Emmy Awards for production of special programming. Bobbi is a graduate of Emerson College, with a degree in Writing, Publishing and Literature.