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Saugus candidates hit the final stretch before election

SAUGUS — Election day is around the corner and voters have many options to consider.

All five members of the current Board of Selectmen are seeking re-election. Debra Panetta, current chair and a director of financial reporter and analysis; Scott Brazis, a concierge and security director; Jeff Cicolini, an accountant; Mark Mitchell, a controller; and Jennifer D’Eon, an insurance coordinator and student.

They will be joined on the ballot by four challengers, Corinne Riley, a former executive assistant and florist manager; Michael Serino, an employee at General Electric; Assunta “Sue” Palomba, a realtor; and  Michael Coller, a security professional.

School committee incumbents include current chair Jeannie Meredith, a private investigator; Elizabeth Marchese, an attorney and business manager; Linda Gaieski, a retired teacher and vice principal in Saugus; and Arthur Grabowski, a veteran. They  will all appear on the ballot alongside newcomers Cameron Pond, an executive assistant in healthcare technology; Lisa Morgante, a stay-at-home mom and nanny; and Marc Magliozzi, a GE Aviation employee.

Voters in each of the 10 precincts will elect five Town Meeting Members to represent them at Town Meeting.

Town Meeting candidates for Precinct 1 are Sherri Raftery, Joyce Rodenhiser, Christopher Jones, Ann Devlin, Ronal Witten, and Susan Dunn. Peter Rossetti, Jr., Thomas Falasca, Christine Moreschi, Stephen Sweezey, Robert Camuso, and Joseph Beatty are running for Precinct 2.

In Precinct 3, Richard Thompson, William Stewart, Steven Murphy, Arthur D. Connors, Jr., and Philip Rando are running. Albert Dinardo, William Leuci, Stephen Doherty, Patricia McLaughlin, Maureen Whitcomb, George E. Falardeau III, and Keith McCabe are running for Precinct 4.

The candidates in Precinct 5 are Ronald Wallace, Pamela Goodwin, Laura Groark, Karli Brazis, Brenton Spencer, and Bernadette Ganino. In Precinct 6, Matthew Canterbury, William Brown, Jean Bartolo, William Marchand, Alberto Morgante, Kevin Currie, and Allen Panico.

Precinct 7 includes J. Brian Costin, Kimberly Politano, Michael Paolini, Patricia Prizio, Stephen McCarthy, and Richard Lavoie.

Eight people are vying for a spot in Precinct 8, including Joia Cicolini, Joan Fowler, Stephen Horlick, Anthony Lopresti, Arthur Grabowski, Thomas Traverse, Matthew Serivano, Matthew Paul Riley, and William Kramich, Jr.

Only four names will be on the ballot for Precinct 9; John Cottam, Daniel Kelly, Paul Sullivan, and Judith Worthley.

There are nine candidates in Precinct 10; Steven DiVirgilio, John Coburn, Michael Serino, Martin Costello, Darren Ring, Katie Marie Guarino, Tanya Digirolamo, Melissa Ferraro, and James Toza.

James N. Liberato, Sr. and William Stewart will appear on the ballot for election to the Housing Authority.

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