2018 Election: Third Candidate Joins Selectmen's Race
Mar 13, 2018 11:50PM
● By Bill Gilman
The days are dwindling down in the nomination period for the Dracut Municipal Election but names are still being added to the May 3 ballot.
John Joyce, who has run unsuccessfully in the past, has taken out nomination papers for another run for a seat on the Board of Selectmen. He joins incumbent Joe DiRocco and challenger Philippe Thibault in what is shaping up as a three-way race for one three-year term.
A three-way race is also on tap for two three-year terms on the School Committee between incumbents Joseph Wilkie, Daniel O'Connell and challenger Susan Koufogazos.
There is also a contested race on tap for one seat on the Dracut Housing Authority between incumbent George Nangell and challenger Frederick Spicer.
The nomination period closes March 19.
Nomination status, through March 9:
Has taken out papers Papers Certified
Board of Selectmen (1 Seats/ 3 Year Term)
I - Joe DiRocco Jr. YES YES
Philippe Thibault YES NO
John Joyce YES
School Committee (2 Seats/ 3-Year Term)
I - Daniel O'Connell YES NO
I - Joseph Wilkie YES NO
Susan Koufogazos YES YES
Dracut Housing Authority (1 Seat/ 5-Year Term)
I - George Nangell YES YES
Frederick Spicer YES YES
Trustee of Public Library (2 Seats/ 3-Year Term)
Gretchen Mayall YES YES
James W. Nolan YES NO
Dracut Water Supply District
Commissioner (1 Seats/ 3-Year Term)
I - William "Zee" Zielinski YES YES
Monderator (1 Seat/ 3-Year Term)
Peter Natsios YES NO
The last day for candidates to file their nomination papers is Monday, March 19 before 5 p.m., at the Town Clerk’s Office. Candidates must have the signatures of 50 registered Dracut voters.