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Election 2017: After Initial Flurry, Little Movement On Nominations

Mar 01, 2017 02:05PM ● By Bill Gilman

Dracut Selectman Alison Hughes

After a very active first week of activity, things slowed to a crawl during week 2 of the Municipal Election nomination season.
One possible reason for the lull was school vacation week.
No new potential candidates took out nomination papers. However, Incumbent Selectman Tami Dristilaris, School Committee challenger Sabrina Heisey and Housing Authority incumbent Debra Dewitt Ahern all returned their nomination papers to the Town Clerk's office.
Prospective candidates have until March 13 to return nomination papers to the Town Clerk's Office. 
In the chart below are the seats up for grabs in the 2017 Dracut Municipal Election and candidates that have taken out nomination papers, as of Feb. 17. We will update this chart weekly.
Incumbents are marked with (I).

Candidate                      Taken Out Nomination Papers         Returned Nomination Papers
Board of Selectmen
Two seats, 3-year terms         
(I) Alison Hughes                          Yes                                                   No
John Joyce                                   Yes                                                   No
(I) Tami Dristilaris                           Yes                                                  Yes

School Committee
One Seat, 3-year term
Sabrina Heisey                              Yes                                                  Yes
(I) Matthew Sheehan                          Yes                                               Yes

Trustee of the Public Library
Two seats, 3-year terms
(I) Eric Jackson                                   Yes                                                 No

Housing Authority
One seat, 5-year term
(I) Debra Dewitt Ahern                         Yes                                               Yes

Dracut Water Supply District
One seat, 3-year term
(I) William "Bill" Morin                             Yes                                              No

One seat, 3-year term
(I) Kathleen M. Graham                        Yes                                              No
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