Southport residents have until March 4 to pick up and return nomination papers to the town office if interested in serving as a selectmen, fire chief, school committee member, or town treasurer.
So far, three incumbents are running for re-election. Tax Collector Donna Climo has returned her papers and will be on the April 5 ballot. Fire Chief Gerry Gamage and School Committee member Adam Harkins are circulating nomination papers, but have not returned them, according to Town Clerk Donna Climo. Selectman Mary Lou Kostela has served on the board since the mid-1980s and will seek another term. All four elected positions are for three-year terms. Candidates must submit nomination papers with a minimum 25 and maximum 75 signatures. Candidates must return nomination papers to the town office for certification.
This year, the municipal elections and town meeting will occur as part of a referendum ballot. Southport will vote on Monday, April 5 with polls at the town office opening at 8 a.m. and closing at 6 p.m.