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Ashland residents will have an opportunity to meet and question the candidates for town offices at a moderated forum, Monday, April 29th at 6:00pm at the Ashland Library, Schiesske Community Room.

The following table lists the candidates running for office:

Candidate’s Name Office Sought
Charles W. Lidz Assessor-3 yr
Judith G. Teller Board of Health – 1 yr
Diane Mortensen Board of Health – 3 yr
Adam J. Elbirt Board of Selectmen – 3 yr
Brandi E. Kinsman Board of Selectmen – 3 yr
Joseph J. Magnani, Jr Board of Selectmen – 3 yr
Jane Q. Stefanini Board of Selectmen – 3 yr
Bonnie Mitchell Library Trustee – 3 yr
Adam B. Shuster Moderator – 3 yr
Catherine Della Jurczyk Planning Board – 5 yr
Patricia M. Kendall Planning Board – 5 yr
Paul H. Kendall School Committee – 3 yr
Erin J. Williams School Committee – 3 yr


In the coming months, the Board of Selectmen will be moving forward with the downtown redesign, Pond Street/Rt. 126 redevelopment, the Riverwalk and Upper Charles Trail projects, and will work with the town manager to determine the process for selecting a new police chief.

For more information or to submit questions for the candidates, email candidatesforum@friendsoftheapl.com or call the library, 508-881-0134.

The 11th annual Candidates’ forums are sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library and the civic group, We Love Ashland.

All forums will be streamed live and recorded by WACA-TV for viewers at home.

Media Contact
Cynthia Whitty