The Natick 2023 Candidate Forum, organized by political action committee Yes for Natick, is slated for Monday, March 13 at 7pm and will be online. Register for this online event.
You’re going to know Natick’s candidates for town-wide office better than you know your own family members (well, unless the candidates are family) if you watch all the different forums leading to the March 28 election.
Candidates are also reaching out to voters through websites, social media, and other means, hosting informal get-togethers at coffee shops, the rail trail, and you-name-it.
Coffee with a Purpose
This group has been meeting with candidates on Monday at 9am.
Catch up on past meetings with Library Board of Trustees and School Committee candidates on Youtube.
Select Board candidates are scheduled as follows.
Feb 27: Kristen Pope
Mar 6: Kat Monahan
Mar 13: Rich Sidney
Select Board Candidates Forum (organized by Natick Democratic Town Committee)
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 7 – 8:30 pm
This online event has been organized by the Natick Democratic Town Committee. Register in advance to attend.
Four candidates are running for two open positions on the Natick Select Board.
Climate Conversations with the Candidates (organized by EcoNatick)
Moderators will ask Select Board and School Committee candidates questions about how they will help lead Natick toward 2030 Net Zero goals.
Climate Conversations with Select Board Candidates – Tuesday, March 7, 7:00-8:15pm,
moderated by Pat Conaway.
– Increasing Natick’s Tree Canopy, Open Space protection, Recreational facilities
Climate Conversations with School Committee Candidates – Tuesday March 21, 7:00-8:15pm, moderated by Ian Mevorach.
Register is open to get zoom links for these forums.If you’d like to offer input on topics for the candidates to address, contact Rick Devereux at email@example.com. Plea
Questions can be also be submitted during the forum using the zoom chat box. They will be added as time allows.
Select Board candidates forum with Natick for Black Lives Matter
Saturday, March 11, online (link to come)
The session will be moderated by Marie Younger Blackburn, who will interview the candidates.
Natick 2023 Candidate Forum (organized by Yes for Natick, a political action committee)
Monday, March 13 at 7pm
The forum will be moderated by Deborah and Bob Brown of Natick Report. Oh, we know them.
Submit your questions for the candidates at YesForNatick@gmail.com.
Ask about Advertising on Natick Report.
Those seeking town-wide office in Natick had until Jan. 10 to collect 25 signatures of registered Natick voters in support of their candidacy and turn in their nomination papers to the Town Clerk.
Below is the list of those willing to contribute their time and talents to the town’s local government. Incumbents are listed first in alphabetical order, and then new candidates are listed in alphabetical order.
The election will take place on Tuesday, March 28.
There will be vote by mail/absentee voting and election day voting, but no in-person early voting. Vote by mail applications are available.
- Richard Sidney (candidate for re-election)
- Kat Monahan
- Kristen Pope
- Roger Scott
School Committee (2 for 3-year terms)
- Donna McKenzie (candidate for re-election)
- Matthew Brand
- Kate Flathers
- Leigh Preston Hallisey
Planning Board (1 for 5-year term)
- Teresa Evans (candidate for re-election)
Board of Assessors (1 for 3-year term)
- Wendy J. Curran-Elassy
Board of Health (1 for 3-year term)
- Karla Hope Sangrey (candidate for re-election)
Recreation and Parks Commission (2 for 3-year terms)
- Barbara Fahey Sanchez (candidate for re-election)
Morse Institute Library Trustees (5 for 5-year terms)
- Kathleen Donovan (candidate for re-election)
- Carol Gloff (candidate for re-election)
- Gerald Mazor (candidate for re-election)
- Sally McCoubrey (candidate for re-election)
- Thomas Hourihan
- Anna McMahan
Natick Housing Authority (1 for 5-year term)
- David Ciminelli
Natick Housing Authority (1 for 3-year term)
Constable (2 for 2-year terms)
Natick Town Meeting
Natick Town Meeting has 180 members—18 from each of the 10 precincts. Every year one-third of the Town Meeting members are up for re-election and if there are vacancies those will also be on the ballot. Incumbents must file an intent to run in the Town Clerk’s office by Tuesday, Jan. 31. New candidates need to take out nomination papers in the Town Clerk’s office. Nomination papers for new candidates require 10 signatures from registered voters in their precinct. Nomination papers are available now and are due back to the by Tuesday, Feb 7.
Ask about Advertising on Natick Report.
The Town of Natick’s 2023 Annual Election will be held on Tue., March 28, 2023.
Nomination papers for town-wide offices and Town Meeting will be available Mon., Dec. 5, 2022 at Natick Town Hall, 13 Central St., at the Town Clerk’s office, for the 2023 Annual Town Election.
According to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 53, Section 17, the Town Clerk’s office shall not provide blank forms for the nominations of a candidate to any person other than the candidate or a person presenting signed authorization from the candidate. The authorization must be signed by the candidate and indicate that nomination forms may be provided. It is preferred that the candidate appear in person to sign for nomination papers in the Town Clerk’s office.
Nomination papers for Town Wide Offices require a minimum of 25 signatures of registered Natick voters.