Who Filed for Town, School Offices in Salem?

Here's a full list of everyone who signed up to run in the March 11 elections by Friday's deadline.

A stack of town meeting ballots. [Credit: Kyle Stucker/Patch file photo]
A stack of town meeting ballots. [Credit: Kyle Stucker/Patch file photo]
Here's the full list of Salem candidates who filed for town and school offices by Friday's deadline.


  • Town Moderator - Christopher Goodnow
  • Library Trustee - Kathleen Norton
  • Checklist Supervisor - Patricia Frydryck
  • Trustee of the Trust Funds - Russell Frydryck
  • Planning Board - Ronald Belanger, Lawson Brouse, Elissa “Jane” Lang, John J Manning Jr.
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment – Bernard W Campbell, Robert Uttley
  • Budget Committee - Shannon Bettencourt, Barry Pietrantonio, Steven Plante
  • Selectman - Stephen Campbell, Michael “Mike” Lyons, Michael Petrilli Sr.
  • Town Clerk - Susan Wall
  • Tax Collector - Cheryl-Ann Bolouk
  • Town Treasurer - John Sytek


  • School Board - Bernard Campbell
  • School District Treasurer - Lucille Ramsey
Town Meeting Day is Tuesday, March 11. Click here for more details on Town Meeting season and this year's town and school elections.
F Jackie Marlow February 01, 2014 at 01:23 PM
God help the Planning Board. A couple of the choices have interesting pasts, then again this board has had it's share of criminals over the years. Some "Gray" areas if you will.
Patriot February 01, 2014 at 02:11 PM
What is sad? Development comes before the board and they are greeted by people that couldn't pass a background check. Not that every person that appears before the planning board is above reproach!
Liz February 02, 2014 at 07:17 AM
You got that right F Jackie! There is one there who runs every single who should be serving prison time for the con artist he is and I know that personally. Unbelievable.
Jane Lang February 02, 2014 at 07:35 AM
Yes I agree let's take a back ground check. I would be happy to be first.
Patriot February 02, 2014 at 08:49 AM
Jane it is not a pass or fail issue. The voters decide on the character and passing a background check has more to do with getting information. Can you explain this condo association issue that was written about in Patch?
Ron Wells February 02, 2014 at 04:34 PM
Well Salem voters. Don't complain about your choices. As usual, every one complains about the people in office but no one wants to step up to the bar. One thing I have never complained about is the people who are in public office, just the lack of choice of who I had an option to put there.
Riley Reid February 02, 2014 at 09:06 PM
@Liz: You are so right about the "con man". Now I understand he has weaseled his way into our local church's. I'm really surprised that he wasn't removed from office after approaching the family with the oil filled basement and offering to support them if they hired a contractor friend of his. Then later he voted against them getting an extension. Voters really need to ask where these people are coming from and what's their real motivation for running.
Scott-NH February 02, 2014 at 09:37 PM
@Ron Wells ... the atmosphere here in Salem makes the desire to jump into the fray, less than palatable. There is a general lack of maturity among many [not all] of the stewards of this community, that make people, like myself, weary of wanting to try. Salem does a good job of keeping the logical minded people at bay! The child like antics we constantly see on display and in the news, make it more like watching a dysfunctional kindergarten class gone wild! You'd need a psychologist on retainer to prevent you from regressing to their level. Thats a sad commentary for a community I call home, but the behavior, its a HUGE turn off.
Jason February 03, 2014 at 07:08 AM
I tried to file for the budget committee however I apparently failed to register to vote when I moved to Salem back in May 13. I will take this next year to learn more about the town and possibly file next year.
Patriot February 03, 2014 at 07:19 AM
Sorry to read about the oversight. Nice to see you will be learning about the town. Attend every meeting and get a feel for the requirements of time and knowledge. How did you register? Republican or Democrat
Jason February 03, 2014 at 07:36 AM
I register as a Republican. I've been attending the town meetings that I can make it to as of late and will continue through the next year. I also find it important to learn the history of Salem which is a little more difficult.
Patriot February 03, 2014 at 08:26 AM
Welcome Jason, although there is power in numbers don't sell your soul. Both parties have monthly meetings and attendance to the committee you seek is very important. One very good reason is you understand the commitments required. Maintaining current on events and issues is almost more important than learning history.
Tom Linehan February 03, 2014 at 01:09 PM
@Jason Deslauriers The Kelly Library has a book on Salem History that ends about 1900 and another that ends in the 70s. The Second, An the edge of megalopolis, was written by long time resident, the late Dick Noyes.
Jason February 05, 2014 at 07:11 AM
@Tom Thank you for the information. I was referring a little more to previous proposals for town expenditures. I attended the high schools meeting when they went over the proposal and was able to garner some information that I was unaware of. For example I did not know Salem rejected the previous school renovation budget back in 2007.
Mike February 05, 2014 at 12:03 PM
Good posting(s) by all! I am hoping that the good people will entrust me with their vote and confidence by electing me as one of their two selectman in the March 11th elections.


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