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Posted on: January 29, 2019

Annual Town Caucus - Run for a Local Elected Office

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Have you ever thought about how you can give back to the community or how you can affect change locally? Have you ever thought about running for a local elected office? Weston's Town Government is supported by volunteers who serve on elected and appointed boards and committees. In fact, there are nearly 200 Weston residents who help make policy, develop and shape various Town projects, and give of their time and talents for the betterment of the community.


What is the Town Caucus?

Weston has traditionally used the caucus process to nominate candidates to be placed on the ballot for the Annual Town Election in May. This year's Caucus will be held on March 4th. At this event, residents express interest in serving on one of the many elected offices that are available. Weston voters in attendance will nominate the individual to run for that office and if more than one person is nominated to one seat, the attendees will cast votes for the nominee they want as the candidate. If the nominees receive enough votes, the individuals become the Caucus Nominees and are placed on the Town Election Ballot in May.


Elected Offices

The following are the elected offices in Weston and the seats that are open:

  • Board of Selectmen (1)
  • School Committee (2)
  • Recreation Commission (2)
  • Planning Board (1)
  • Board of Assessors (1)
  • Board of Library Trustees (2)
  • Board of Health (1)
  • Moderator (1)
  • Commissioners of Trust Funds (1)
  • Measurers of Lumbers (3)

The duties and responsibilities of each office are described in this Guide for Voters (PDF).


Officials Not Seeking Re-election

Additionally, the Town Clerk has received notice from the following elected officials that they will not be seeking re-election:

  • Douglas Gillespie, Selectman
  • Edward Heller, School Committee
  • Sanjay Saini, School Committee
  • Victoria Whalen, Recreation Commission
  • Matthew Schulman, Recreation Commission
  • Doris Sullivan, Board of Library Trustees
  • Janell Phillips, Commissioner of Trust Funds


For More Information

Visit the Town's website at Weston.org/Caucus to learn more about the duties and responsibilities for each of the elected offices in Weston and more on the Town Caucus and the Town’s election process. Upcoming meetings of these boards are posted to Weston.org/Meetings. If a resident has a question about the Town Election or the elected offices, they may contact the Town Clerk at 781-786-5010. Residents interested in running for office must be a registered voter in Weston.


When and Where is the Caucus?

The Town Caucus will be called to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Weston Public Library. This is a different location from previous years due to the elevator being out of service at Town Hall.


Other Volunteer Opportunities

The Board of Selectmen is seeking volunteers to serve on the Weston Cultural Council and the Moderator is seeking volunteers to serve on the 2019 Memorial Day Committee. See Weston.org/Volunteer for details.

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