School Committee will be ShrewsburyÃ¢€™s only contested race
Shrewsbury – Three candidates will be competing for the two open seats on the School Committee at the May 4 Town Election. That, however, will be the town’s only contested race.
The School Committee seats that are open belong to Erin Canzano, who is currently serving as the chair of the committee, and John Samia.
Canzano is seeking re-election and will be challenged by Robert Olson and Bernard McGee.
Samia announced recently that he would not seek reelection because of family concerns as his wife is currently undergoing treatment for the cancer she was diagnosed with 18 months ago.
“It has been very difficul t for us during this time,” Samia said at a School Committee meeting earlier this month. “The past few months have been the most difficult of our lives.”
Shrewsbury Town Clerk Sandra Wright confirmed that Donald Naber, Robert Garvey and Kathleen McCarthy all also pulled nomination papers for the School Committee vacancies, but none returned the papers by the March 16 deadline.
Incumbents Moira Miller and John Lebeaux are both running unopposed for re-election to the Board of Selectmen seats that they currently hold. Miller was first elected in 2007, while Lebeaux has been on the board since 1998.
Carol Cullen, Frances Whitney and Nancy Gilbert are all running unopposed for re-election to the Board of Library Trustees seats that they currently have.
Incumbent Mary Jordalean was the only resident to pull papers for the Housing Authority seat she currently holds, so she will be back for another term.
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