Updated: Local, State Races Shaping Up as Candidates File

Nearly two-dozen people have filed declarations of candidacy for local and state races at the Board of Canvassers office. The deadline to file is today (June 27) at 4 p.m.

With just one day left for candidates to file paperwork to get on the ballot this November, the list of local names vying for seats on the City Council, School Committee and in the State House of Representatives and Senate is growing lengthy. And that's before the last-minute flurry of filings expected at the 4 p.m. deadline today.

Here's a breakdown of who has filed for what so far, as of 3 p.m. Tuesday, sorted by race:

City Council ( * denotes incumbent)
Ward 1
Steven A. Stycos* (D)
Michel K. Glucksman (R) 

Ward 2
Emilio Navarro* (D)
Donald J. Botts Jr. (R)
Diana Gordon (I) 
Joseph P. Rhodes (I) 

Ward 3
Nicholas J. Lima (R)
Paul H. Archetto* (D) 

Ward 4
Mark J. Collins (R)
Mario Aceto (D) 

Ward 5
Christopher Paplauskas (R)
Richard D. Santamaria Jr. (D)

Ward 6
Michael W. Favicchio* (R) 
Stacy L. Dicola (D)

Sarah Kales Lee (D)
James E. Donahue* (R)
Michael J. Farina (D) 
Leslie Ann Luciano*(R)
James E. Carr(R)
Robert J. Pelletier (I)
Richard R. Tomlins (I)

School Committee (nonpartisan)
Ward 1

Ward 2
Stephane Culhane* 

Ward 3
Paula B. McFarland* 

Ward 4
Bruce P. Saccoccio*

Ward 5
Janice Ruggieri*

Ward 6
Andrea Iannazzi*
Eugene Richmond

Michael A. Traficante*

Allan W. Fung* (R)

Senate District 26
Gene T. Dyszlewski (D)
Frank S. Lombardi (D)
Sean P. Gately (R) 

Senate District 27
Hanna M. Gallo* (D)
Robert Lancia (R) 
Aram Garabedian (I) 

Senate District 28
Joshua Miller* (D)
Robert J. Clarkin (R) 

House District 15
Robert E. Bach (R)
Nicholas A. Mattiello* (D)

House District 16
Peter G. Palumbo* (D)

House District 17
Charles E. Hooper (R)
Robert B. Jacquard* (D) 

House District 18
William P. McKenna (D)
Donald R. Gendron (R)
Arthur Handy* (D)
Mark J. Stoutzenberger (I)

House District 19
Joseph McNamara* (D) 

House District 42
Stephen Ucci* (D) 

We'll update this list tomorrow. Stay tuned!


Don Botts June 26, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Hi Mark, it should be an (R) next to my name. Thanks! Don
Mark Schieldrop (Editor) June 26, 2012 at 10:44 PM
I'll fix it. Just so you know, the printout from the Board of Canvassers had your listed as a Democrat. I'll double check with them tomorrow.
Mark Schieldrop (Editor) June 26, 2012 at 10:46 PM
I just e-mailed you a pic of the printout.
Mark Schieldrop (Editor) June 26, 2012 at 10:46 PM
* you, not your.
Don Botts June 26, 2012 at 10:57 PM
Hmm, I'll have to give them a call tomorrow. I wonder if they keyed it in wrong.
Joe The Plumber June 26, 2012 at 11:50 PM
Good Luck Don!!!
Bill McGuire June 27, 2012 at 01:18 AM
Mr. Botts,I dont really know who you are but if you would like. I can provide you with a complete list of all the meetings Navarro has been ABSENT, its very extensive to a point where he shouldnt even be thinking about running. Every person in Ward 2 should keep track like I did.
Don Botts June 27, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Thanks Joe!
Don Botts June 27, 2012 at 01:32 AM
Hi Bill, I'd be happy to meet with you or you can email me what you have. My email address is donald.botts@gmail.com Thanks!
Sean P Gately June 27, 2012 at 11:29 AM
Looking forward to an interesting race for Senate 26
Mike Farina June 27, 2012 at 01:15 PM
It is shaping up to be a great election year and I look forward to a fun and spirited campaign. I want to wish luck to all those running. Regardless of Party we all have the desire to serve the people of this great city and that says a lot about our will, determination and character. That says a lot about who we are as people and for that I am proud and all those running should also be proud.
Mark Stoutzenberger June 27, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Well said Mike. We are all so fortunate to live in a country where we can actually be the change that we would like to see. Hopefully we see a huge voter turn out in 2012. I look forward to meeting a lot of you over the coming months and wish all of the candidates and supporters the best of luck.
John June 27, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Sarah Lee lives one street over from me and she can't seem to get her kid to school on time yet, she wants to be on the City Council? We can do better.


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