Town Crier

TEWKSBURY — On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, Tewksbury held its annual town election. The polls were open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., with various safety measures in place for in-person voters in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pan­demic.

Across all precincts, 1,058 voters out of the 23,217 registered in town participated in the election through in-person or absentee/early voting. This translates into a 4.6 percent voter turnout.

Looking at this year’s elec­tion results, the race for the three-year term on the School Committee proved to be the most competitive. In the race, incumbent committee member Keith M. Sullivan won reelection over Sara Steele by a margin of 581 votes to 455 votes. Looking at the race for the one-year term, Scott D. Wil­son, who took over Dennis Francis’ seat following his resignation, ran unopposed. He received 880 votes.

Looking towards the race to fill the vacant position of Town Moderator, Todd Johnson, a former Select­men, ran unopposed. He re­ceived 888 votes.

On the Board of Sel­ectmen, one seat was open for this year’s election; it is currently held by Jay J. Kelly. Kelly ran unopposed for reelection, and he re­ceived 908 votes.

One seat was also open on the planning board. Eric M. Ryder, who currently holds the seat, ran unopposed and received 854 votes.

Two seats were open on the Board of Library Trus­tees. Currently, they are held by Lorraine H. Car­riere and Patrick J. Joyce. Both candidates ran for reelection, and received 831 and 832 votes, respectively.

One seat was open on the Board of Health, and it is currently held by Charles J. Roux. Roux ran for re­election unopposed, and he received 858 votes.

Finally, one seat was open on the Housing Authority. Linda Ricardo-Brabant cur­rently holds the seat, but she did not seek reelection. Robert Demers ran for the seat unopposed, and he received 842 votes.

To view detailed town election results, visit the Town Clerk’s website at

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