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Challenger Emerges in Selectmen Race As Filing Period Opens

Selectman Stephen Campbell. [Screen shot of the Dec. 9, 2013, Salem Board of Selectmen meeting]
Selectman Stephen Campbell. [Screen shot of the Dec. 9, 2013, Salem Board of Selectmen meeting]
Seven individuals filed for local town office on the first day of the candidate filing period on Wednesday, including three individuals who will contribute to a spirited Salem Board of Selectmen race.

Incumbent Selectmen Stephen Campbell and Mike Lyons filed for reelection to three-year terms, while challenger Michael Petrilli Sr. also submitted paperwork for one of the two available positions.

Salem Town Clerk Susan Wall said four other incumbents also filed for candidacy on Wednesday: herself, Tax Collector Cheryl-Ann Bolouk, Town Moderator Christopher Goodnow, and Salem Zoning Board member Robert Utley.

The names of the Salem School District candidates who filed for office Wednesday wasn't immediately available. 

The following is a list of the positions up for grabs at the March 11 elections, according to Wall:

For Selectman – THREE Years – Vote for TWO

Incumbents:  Stephen Campbell, Michael “Mike” Lyons

For Town Clerk- THREE Years- Vote for ONE

Incumbent: Susan Wall

For Tax Collector – THREE Years – Vote for ONE

Incumbent: Cheryl-Ann Bolouk

For Treasurer – THREE Years – Vote for ONE

Incumbent: John Sytek

For Budget Committee – THREE Years – Vote for TWO

Incumbents: Barry Pietrantonio, Steven Plante

For Library Trustee – THREE Years – Vote for ONE

Incumbent:  Kathleen Norton

For Trustee of the Trust Funds – THREE Years – Vote for ONE

Incumbent:  Ralph Stein

For Moderator – TWO Years - Vote for ONE

Incumbent:  Christopher Goodnow

For Supervisor of the Checklist – SIX Years – Vote for ONE

Incumbent: Patricia Frydryck

For Planning Board – THREE Years – Vote for TWO

Incumbents: Ronald Belanger, Robert Campbell 

For Zoning Board of Adjustment – THREE Years – Vote for TWO

Incumbents: Bernard W. Campbell, Robert Utley

For Salem School Board — THREE Years — Vote for ONE

Incumbent: Bernard H. Campbell


Candidates have until 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 31 to apply for positions, and candidates should do so at either Salem Town Hall or at the superintendent of schools' office, depending on whether candidates are running for town or school office.

The polls will be open on March 11 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at four polling places.


Patriot January 23, 2014 at 07:55 AM
Curious as to why Campbell has his picture tagged on this article? redundant
Riley Reid January 23, 2014 at 01:07 PM
I'd love to see someone who knows how to run an office run for Town Clerk and replace Ms Incompetent. Kind of surprised there's no JJ Manning but I guess it's early
Salem Parent January 23, 2014 at 01:20 PM
Let get some new blood into the town politics.
Patriot January 24, 2014 at 05:37 AM
New blood? Like Obama new blood? That is what we need, more Hope and Change!
Riley Reid January 31, 2014 at 01:23 AM
I find it funny that "MR NO SHOW" at the State House, Rep Gary Azarian suddenly resigns and then announces he has the time to represent Salem as a Selectman. If you check out his attendance record in Concord it's deplorable. Regardless of what issues he has in his personal life he sought that office and was elected and FAILED. Why should we now consider him as a Selectman?

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