Stephen Lynch and Dan Winslow take Wrentham in the senate primaries.
The results for Wrentham’s town election are in and the incumbents have won back their seats. Joseph Botaish and Gail Pratt both won in the selectmen’s race. Botiash won with 1065 and Pratt had 945. Challenger George Smith was close behind with 745 votes. Dan Winslow won Wrentham in the Republican Primary with 445, followed by Gabriel Gomez with 246 and Michael Sullivan with 143 votes. Stephen Lynch won the Democratic primary with 459 votes while Edward Markey had 351 votes. In the overall election, Gomez will face Markey for the senate race.
George R. Smith Jr. filed his nomination papers for selectman Tuesday, challenging incumbents Joseph Botaish and Gail Pratt for the two open seats.
With Wrentham moving its annual town election to April 30, Tuesday was the last day to take out and return nomination papers for the annual election. April 30 will also be the Massachusetts US Senate primary. George R. Smith Jr. took out papers to run for the open selectmen's seat Monday and returned well them before the 5 p.m. deadline, according to town clerk Carol A. Mollica. That meant the only contested race will be the two seats on the board of selectmen. Incumbents Joseph Botaish, 54 Hamilton Rd. and Gail Pratt, 316 Taunton St. will be challenged by Smith, who lives at 405 Bennett St.
Candidates must file nomination papers by Feb. 11 for the Wrentham Town Election.
Anyone interested in running for the April 1 Wrentham Town Election has until Feb. 11, to return their nomination papers, which are available at town hall. Candidates will have to collect a minimum of 48 signatures to appear on the ballot. Positions up for election, term lengths, and incumbents are: Town moderator, one year, held by Keith Billian. Town clerk, three years, held by Carol Mollica. Board of Selectmen, three years, two seats held by Joseph Botaish and Gail Pratt. King Philip School Commitee, two years, held by Jim Killion Assessor, three years, held by Joan Dooley. Planning Board, for three years, two seats, held by Michael McKnight and Thomas Wrynn. Board of Health, three years, held by Debra Dunn. Fiske Library trustee, …