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Filing open for town, school district offices


January 23, 2019
Filing for town and school district offices is now open, and any Gilford voter interested in running can do so until Feb. 1.

All candidates for office must be registered Gilford voters. Filing opened on Wednesday, Jan. 23, and will remain open until Friday, Feb. 1.

For town offices, one three-year term for selectman is open, a position currently held by Gus Benavides.

The Budget Committee has three positions open, each for three-year terms. The incumbents are Timothy Sullivan, S. Peter Karagianis, and Sean Murphy.

One three-year term is open on the Trustee of the Trust Funds, currently held by William Chris Ray, Jr.

The Library Trustees have two three-year positions open. Mike Marshall and Alexis R. Jackson currently serve in those seats.

There is one three-year term open on the Cemetery Trustees, currently occupied by William Day.

One three-year term is open for Fire Engineer, currently held by John T. "Jack" Lyman.

For the Gilford School District, two three-year seats are open on the Gilford School Board. These positions are currently held by Karen Thurston and Gretchen Gandini.

The one-year position of school district moderator is open, a role currently held by Sandy McGonagle.

The one-year term for school district clerk is open, currently held by Kim Zyla.

The office of school district treasurer, currently held by Dawn Scribner, is also open for a one-year term.

Candidates for town offices must file with the town clerk's office Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. except for Thursday, which is open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. As required by law filing is open until 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1.

Candidates for school district office must file at the SAU 2 office Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., with the filings open on Friday, Feb. 1 until 5 p.m. as required by law.

Garnet Hill
Martin Lord Osman
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