Candidates’ meet and greet planned Saturday in Winchester | Local News

WINCHESTER – The Winchester-based Be the Solution Youth Coalition is hosting a meet-and-greet for local residents and those running for city and school district offices on Saturday.

The event starts at 9 a.m.

The annual city and school district elections will be held on May 11th after being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

There are six candidates competing for two spots on the shortlist: Incumbents Gloria Leustek and Jack Marsh are challenged by Lindsey Nutting, Lindseigh Picard, Natalie Quevedo and Theresa Sepe. There are also three candidates seeking a spot on the city’s budget committee: Kevin Bazan, Brenden Hubbard, and Sherman Tedford.

In addition, five candidates are competing for two places in urban planning: incumbents Dean Beaman and Jordan Sharra and challengers Brian Favreau, Jason Koerber and Bridget Pearce. Four people are aspiring to be elected to one of the three Conant Library trustee seats: Jennifer Bennett, Barbara Depew, Jennifer Gomarlo Howe, and Amaret “Mitty” Johnson.

There’s a race in the Winchester School District elections. Four people aspire to be elected to two school boards: incumbent Picard, Aaron Bittner, Lindsey Hildreth and Autumn Laraba.

The Saturday meet and greet will be held at Center Church at 5 Michigan St. in Winchester. Social distancing and masks are required. The event takes place on the lawn of the church when the weather is nice.

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