Nomination papers for elected office in Fairhaven are available. Candidates seeking to be elected to office need to take out papers from the town clerk’s office and return them with the required number of signatures from registered voters.
Town-wide offices require 50 signatures; town meeting requires 10 signatures from the precinct in which you are running.
Call the town clerk’s office, 508-979-4023, ext. 3, for more information on how to run for office in Fairhaven.
Select Board has two seats up for election, held by Keith Silvia and Charles Murphy; School Committee has two seats up, held by Pamela Kuechler and Brian Monroe; Board of Health has one seat held by Michael Ristuccia; Commissioner of Trust Funds has one, held by Louise Ponte; Board of Public Works has two seats, held by Brian Wotton and Travis Rapoza; Planning Board has two seats up, held by Rene Fleurent and Wayne Hayward; Housing Authority has one seat on the ballot, held by Carol Alfonso.
Precincts will also choose their Town Meeting representatives. All six precincts have 23-25 seats up for re-election and several other vacant seats.
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