Voter Guide
May 18, 2024 Spring Town Election

This Voter Guide contains information about candidates for Town-Wide Offices as well as for Town Meeting Members.

Click on a link below to read about the candidates for each office.

This page will be updated as candidates provide their information.

Candidates for Select Board

There is one uncontested candidate.

David Golden

14 Reed Ave.
davidmgoldenjr@gmail.com

Relevant Qualifications: In my professional life, I work as a vice president at a state-wide municipal service provider that specializes in property assessments. My firm works with more than 30 communities across the Commonwealth to value real and personal property, build budgets, analyze and implement state statutes, and respond to complex legal issues facing our towns regarding land use and property rights. I have also served on a number of boards and committees.

Nonprofit/Town Committee Experience: I first got involved in Plymouth as a member of the Cultural Council. Our job was to review application for and provide financial grants to arts projects in town. I currently serve as a Town Meeting member and the chair of Precinct 7. In those roles, I have worked across town departments and in conjunction with colleagues on other boards and committees to shape the direction of the town. I have committed myself to understanding every article in order to make the best, most well-informed decisions possible.

As the chair of both the Memorials Advisory Committee and the newly created Charter Review Committee, I work hard to preserve Plymouth’s past while also planning for its future. On the Manomet Village Steering Committee, where I serve as the vice chair, I partner with staff in Planning and Development, the DPW, the Police Department, and the Fire Department to address issues regarding the environment, infrastructure, and safety in my village. And on the Board of Health, I help to craft sensible health policies and bring awareness to health issues that are important to our business community.

Top Three Priorities: I will work towards focused development for Plymouth’s future by identifying areas of town where growth makes sense, balancing historic preservation and natural conservation, strengthening our critical infrastructure, and developing affordable workforce and senior housing. I will also work to ensure we have a smart and effective government by bolstering the master planning process, improving communications between Town Hall and our residents, and enhancing our government’s response to the day-to-day needs of our residents. Most importantly, I will work to ease the burden on the residential taxpayer by implementing strategies to expand the commercial tax base, attracting companies in industries that bring in high paying jobs, and eliminating unnecessary red tape to make it easier for the businesses we want to open and operate in Plymouth.

Candidates for Planning Board

There are two candidates for one 5-year term.

The Candidates will appear at the League’s Voter Forum on April 25 at Town Hall at 7:00pm.

Tim Bennett

33 Arlington Road
trb426@gmail.com

Relevant Qualifications:  As a Licensed Professional Land Surveyor with over three decades of experience, I have witnessed firsthand the intricate balance required to navigate our town’s growth responsibly. Through my involvement in various committees, I have honed my expertise in Land Use Planning, dispute resolution, strategic planning, and effective community service. I am eager to apply this wealth of experience to tackle the challenges that lie ahead and chart a course towards a brighter future for Plymouth – one where we thrive as a vibrant community, offering opportunities to live, work, play, and retire here in harmony.

Nonprofit/Town Committee Experience:Roads Advisory Committee (10+ yrs) Current Chair, Manomet Village Steering Committe (2 yrs), Scoutmaster Boy Scout Troop 51, Second Church of Plymouth

Top three priorities:

Encourage Responsible Development That Will Reduce the Residential Tax Burden:

  • Plymouth is going to continue to grow whether we want it to or not.
  • We can direct development into areas where it makes sense.
  • We should promote commercial development that will provide good jobs to Plymouth’s residents

Establish a Land Bank for Plymouth:

  • If we own the land we can control the land
  • If we control the land we can determine its future
  • If we can determine the future of our land we can determine the future of our Town

Provide Professional and Unbiased Leadership to Plan Plymouth’s Future:

  • Residents deserve to be heard and treated with respect
  • Proposals for Plymouth’s future require careful consideration
  • Our community demands professional hardworking leaders

Frank Mand

20 Chilton Street
dogd@aol.com

Relevant Qualifications:  Since I first moved to Plymouth just over 40 years ago I have been engaged with the community. From volunteerting and eventually serving as President of the South Plymouth Little League, to work as a Board member of the Plymouth Task Force to End Homelessness, I have shown a committment to organizations that work to improve the overall quality of life in Plymouth. For over a decade I was the chief government reporter for the Old Colony Memorial, where I went above and beyond to give residents a full and honest perspective on town government and the volunteers who make it possible. Watching and reporting on those activities sparked my own interest in serving on town boards and committees, leadiing to my election as a member of the towns charter commission, and a two-year term on the Planning Board.

Nonprofit/Town Committee Experience:  Among my many volunteer, town and/or non-profits that I have been engaged with, are the South Plymouth Little League, Plymouth Youth Hockey, the Task Force to End Homelessness, the Friends of Myles Standish State Forest, the Southeastern Massachusetts Pine Barrens Alliance, the Planning Board and Charter Commission.

Top Three Priorities: The Board’s mission can’t be limited to a few priorities. An effective member must bring a broad, personal philosophy to bear on its changing demands. Affordable housing is critical, but housing without consideration for available resources would be dangerous. Likewise open space cannot be a goal in and of itself. I bring an appreciation of the totality of our resources to the challenges of this position. I am committed to preservation, as evidenced by my leadership in this area. I help operate a long-standing short-term rental business in downtown Plymouth, giving me an understanding of the needs of small-businesses. I am also a believer in our democratic government – if the community is allowed, encouraged, aided in participating in that government. There lies what is possibly my top priority: doing all I can to increase participation by all residents in the decisions made by their elected and appointed officials.

Candidates for School Committee

There are five candidates for three 3-year terms.

Candidates will appear at the League’s School Committee Candidates Forum on April 30, 7:00pm in the Mayflower Room at 11 Lincoln St.

Vedna Heywood

9 Nathan Lane
vklacombe@gmail.com

Relevant Qualifications: Over twenty five years experience as a community servant and leader, commitment to education, current sitting school committee member and ability to work collaboratively.

Nonprofit/Town Committee Experience:Plymouth School Committee, League of Women Voters US( National Board Director & Trustee), N.H.A.E.O.N-(Executive Board member), No Place For Hate Committee(past-Chair), Haitian American Chamber of Commerce(past-Vice Chair), BID Plymouth Hospital Advisory Board, Hope Floats (Board member)

Katherine Jackson

22 Nixon Ave
kjackson@plymouth.k12.ma.us

Relevant Qualifications: I bring a wide range of skills to this position. I worked in finance for 15 years. Where one of our big focuses is budget this is a great asset. Also, I have been on the school committee for 3 years, this gives me a lot of knowlege and experience that I have gained over that time.

Nonprofit/Town Committee Experience:Plymouth No Place for Hate Committee, Plymouth Land Use and Acquisition Committee, Plymouth School Committee, League of Women Voters Member

Relevant Qualifications: 

Nonprofit/Town Committee Experience: 

Top Three Priorities:

Relevant Qualifications: I am a life-long Plymouth resident with a passion for local government. After serving for almost 7 years on the Advisory and Finance Committee, I have turned my focus to our schools. I graduated from the Plymouth Public Schools, as did my daughter. My son is in kindergarten in the district and is a special education student.

Nonprofit/Town Committee Experience: I served for almost 7 years on the Advisory and Finance Committee; I served as a co-lead of the Plymouth SEPAC; I serve as a co-lead of Indivisible Plymouth; I serve on the Dog Park Committee; and I serve on the Plymouth Public School’s Strategic Planning Committee

Top Three Priorities: My top three priorities would be increasing inclusion opportunities and support for our special education students, exploring ways to retain and attract specialized and qualified staff, and analyzing opportunities to improve transparency and connect with the community.

Hunter Young

13 Linda Lane
hunteryoung510@gmail.com

Relevant Qualifications: 

Nonprofit/Town Committee Experience: 

Top Three Priorities:

Candidates for Town Meeting

There are three openings in each precinct for 3-year terms.

Precinct 1 Candidates for Town Meeting

Name/Address

Top 3 priorities for the town

Lucile A. Leary
19 Centennial St.
lucilealeary@gmail.com
Richard R O’Keefe
382 Court St.
roseok@comcast.net
Sarah Lynn Sibley
256 Court St
sibley.plymouth1@gmail.com
1. Helping to liaise with the North Plymouth community and the School Committee regarding the needs of Hedge School and the plans to deliver those needs.

2. Listening to the needs of local taxpayers and how they want their tax dollars prioritized and spent, especially given the continued tax increases over the last decade.

3. Providing a voice for my generation town-wide in the legislative process.

Precinct 2 Candidates for Town Meeting

Name/Address

Top 3 priorities for the town

Kathleen Theresa Battles
1 Rodman Ln
Nancy P. Davis
45 Davis Streetsinger.bees@gmail.com
Shawn Kenneth Ireland
35 Grandview Dr
sireland4699@hotmail.com
Harrison Philip Quinn
3 Shaw Ct
harrison.p.quinn@gmail.co
Affordable housing; schools; public parks/beaches
Richard M. Serkey
60 Allerton St
richardmserkey@outlook.com
Effectively managing the Town budget to prevent the need for a Proposition 2 1/2 override; Safely overseeing the decommissioning the nuclear power plant by Holtec and controlling the development of Holtec’s large parcel of contiguous land; Bargaining harder with municipal unions to control outsized collective bargaining agreements.

Precinct 3 Candidates for Town Meeting

Name/Address

Top 3 priorities for the town

Donna D. Curtin
148 Summer St
dondefcurtin@gmail.com
Jeanne W. Patenaude-Lane
160 Sandwich St
Ann Pizer
9 Stafford St
apizer@outlook.com
Dale M. Webber
20 Stafford St
Union2824@aol.com

Precinct 4 Candidates for Town Meeting

Name/Address

Top 3 priorities for the town

Deborah Iaquinto
60R Warren Rd
Charles Thomas Mathewson
37 Cliff St
qbs1@comcast.net
Clare A. Montanari
71 Harborlight Dr
claremontanari@gmail.com
Education to townspeople regarding how town government works which is complex, try to address property tax increases, get school bus transportation cost reimbursements distributed in a fair manner. I’m still learning.
David B. Peck
16 Overlook Rd
davidpeck@aol.com
Supporting the creation of a Master Plan, living within our means as a Town, and supporting smart growth which protects our open space and environment
Charles E. Vautrain III
22 River St
chasvautrain@gmail.com
First, rein in the excessive building and growth in our town. Secondly, protect our aquifer which is our sole supply of potable water. Thirdly, preserve our valuable open land from excessive building.

Precinct 5 Candidates for Town Meeting

Name/Address

Top 3 priorities for the town

Scott Daniel Stephenson
10 Eaton Way
sste3123@gmail.com
1. Affordability. 2. Great schools. 3. Quality of life.
Kevin F. Lynch
25 Miller Drklynch2515@gmail.com

Precinct 6 Candidates for Town Meeting

Name/Address

Top 3 priorities for the town

Robert B. Freeland
60 Brook Rd
zb1689@aol.com
Paul J. McGee
58 Old Field Rd
pjmcgee@gmail.com

Precinct 7 Candidates for Town Meeting

Name/Address

Top 3 priorities for the town

Karen Buechs
146 Bartlett Rd
Beth Gragg
21 Bradford Ave
Virginia Johnson
50 Old Beach Rd
vjohnson1940@gmail.com
improve road repair , water quality, careful review of tax spending
Ida K. Parker
82 Manomet Ave
ikparker@hotmail.com

Precinct 8 Candidates for Town Meeting

Name/Address

Top 3 priorities for the town

Lauren P. Melillo
52 Outlook Point Rd
Donald Robert Williams
42 Carter’s Bridge Rd
donald_r_williams2003@yahoo.com
1) Increase awareness among Plymouth’s “builder friendly” elected officials of the importance of water for existential and recreational needs.
2) Encourage Plymouth’s elected officials to find better ways to raise money other than by increasing taxes (e.g. promotion of ecotourism).
3) Find ways to increase voter turnout for Plymouth elections.
Geraldine L.  Williams
42 Carter’s Bridge  Rd
geri3williams@comcast.net
Manage spending to reduce inefficiencies, and unnecessary expenses yet provide for a safe, healthy environment for all citizens of Plymouth. Ensure that the school system is adequately funded to educate our students to their full potential. Encourage land preservation and thoughtful use of CPA funds.

Precinct 9 Candidates for Town Meeting

Name/Address

Top 3 priorities for the town

Brian Harrington
205 Valley Rd
brian.harrington205@gmail.com
James John Reed
299 Lunn’s Way
chefreed61@yahoo.com

Precinct 10 Candidates for Town Meeting

Name/Address

Top 3 priorities for the town

Brendan S. Brady
20 Palmer Rd
bbrady.ply@gmail.com
Mark T. Maslowski
14 Euclids Way
markthomasmaslowski@gmail.com
Robert D. Trostel
19 Howard Dr
Bumpa13@me.com

Precinct 11 Candidates for Town Meeting

Name/Address

Top 3 priorities for the town

Jeffrey Fosdick
56 Peter Rd
jeffreydfosdick@yahoo.com
To provide careful thought and analysis of the warrents presented and to dispassionately weight the stated arguments for and against each for the town as a whole. My second priority is to help the town make sensible financial decisions regarding growth, infrastructure, and maintenance of town assets. My third priority is to protect the neighborhoods and precinct I represent from growth or policies that may damage or change the nature and stability of our community.
Lisa Murray
9 Luke’s Waye
lmurray7701@gmail.com

Precinct 12 Candidates for Town Meeting

Name/Address

Top 3 priorities for the town

Thomas A. Farmer
11 Dorothy Dr
thomas.farmer7@gmail.com
Aaron Matthew Keaton
2 White Violet Ln
aaronmkeaton1@gmail.com

Precinct 13 Candidates for Town Meeting

Name/Address

Top 3 priorities for the town

Elaine M. Allegrini
11 Princeton Rd
emallegrini04@gmail.com
Listening and responding to the people of precinct 13. Being a responsible voter with a close eye on budgets, Using my experience as a journalist and 51 year Precinct 13 resident to keep abreast of town government, especially issues pertaining to Precinct 13.
Jennifer C. Harris
62 Mariner’s Way Apt. 4310
jenharris62004@yahoo.com

Priority 1 is to continue to learn about the important issues throughout the Town of Plymouth re: growth and development, budget management and quality of life.

Priority 2 is to explore additional ways to hear the residents of Precinct 13’s concerns about these issues as well as inform the residents of the latest information.

Priority 3 is to prepare for Town Meetings by attending Select Board, Committee of Precinct Chairs, Precinct Caucuses and any additional committee meetings where needed.

Guy R. Roy
83 Columbia Cirgrroy922@comcast.net
 
   

Precinct 14 Candidates for Town Meeting

Name/Address

Top 3 priorities for the town

Kristopher M. Houle
22 Hillside Dr
kmhoule@gmail.com
Jeannette Kelly
25 Cottontail Trljenkelly1@verizon.net
Preventing tax increase, Keeping residents informed on town issues, Volunteering for town committees
Nathan R. Segal

26 Monument Ponds Path
segal.nathan@gmail.com

Aaron Joseph Volkringer
33 Bog View Rd

Precinct 15 Candidates for Town Meeting

Name/Address

Top 3 priorities for the town

W. Wrestling Brewster
39 Forge Dr
wwb@bpcs.us
Patricia C. Dysart
40 Forge Dr
Patty@dysartcreative.com
Town govt transparency & oversight and public awareness
Susan Grady
52 Veridian
susangrady1@aol.com
My first priority is the support of all current efforts underway to craft a vision and operating road map for Plymouth’s future (examples: Master Planning effort, the work of the Charter Committee). Equally important to me are the efforts underway to make Plymouth more attractive for commercial and light industrial development as an offset to the current tax burden placed on Plymouth residents and the efforts underway to address and manage the development of affordable housing.

Precinct 16 Candidates for Town Meeting

Name/Address

Top 3 priorities for the town

William S. Abbott
33 Herring Way
wabbott1@aol.com
Dorothy B. Price
570 Mast Rd
dorothybprice@yahoo.com
Edward T. Russell
725 Long Pond Rd
etrplymouth@gmail.com

Precinct 17 Candidates for Town Meeting

Name/Address

Top 3 priorities for the town

Kathleen J. Bell
6 South View Way
kathygbell@gmail.com
Continuing to listen to and give voice to concerns of precinct 17 residents; communicate to residents important Town of Plymouth’s news/updates; prepare for annual town meetings through review of town communications and attending precinct meetings and/or various Plymouth Boards.
Lori Anne Downs
22 Winterberry Way
ldownstmm@gmail.com
My goal is to make the best decisions for the fiscal health of our town while striving to maintain the integrity of our open spaces. I diligently research the articles and reach out to my constituents to best represent your interests.
Jason L. Fernald
11 Willow St
jlfernald@gmail.com
Representing Buttermilk Bay: Advocating for our neighborhood’s needs in infrastructure, services, and development.
Increasing Community Engagement: Encouraging participation and communication between residents and local government through outreach and collaboration.
Promoting Sustainability: Implementing policies to preserve our natural environment and enhance our overall quality of life.
Steven Lydon
33 Leeward Way
smlydon@hotmail.com

Precinct 18 Candidates for Town Meeting

Name/Address

Top 3 priorities for the town

Edward C. Conroy
21 Rollingwood Ln
ecc@edwardcconroy.com
Laurien Enos
80 Russell Mills Rd
Sea5biscuit5@hotmailo.com
Carmen Joseph Lifrieri
44 Sandwich Rd
cjlifieri@protonmail.com