Heath write-in candidates for town clerk

Published: 5/4/2021 7:04:03 AM

Voters in Heath are fortunate to have two write-in candidates willing to serve the town as town clerk: Kate Peppard and Mary Sumner.

Below is some information regarding both candidates. Be sure when you vote by write-in to use the correct spelling for whichever candidate you choose.

Kate Peppard moved to Heath just over five years ago, and from the beginning involved herself in community service. She volunteered for the farmers market, has taught community yoga, currently chairs the Parks and Recreation Committee, is the Heath Ag Society secretary, and most recently trained as a Post Office sub. Kate feels her commitment to service, together with her work experience and fair-mindedness, would greatly benefit the town in the town clerk role, but more importantly, it is a great opportunity to take her sense of civic duty and service mind-set to the next level.

A long-time Heath resident, Mary Sumner has served on many town committees, is the Board of Health clerk, has subbed as town coordinator, helped with elections, and knows Open Meeting Law. She is currently on the Heath Building Use Committee, a member of the Heath Herald staff, a volunteer for the Heath Ag Society, and a past library trustee. As a former waste-water technician for the Town of Montague, Mary is disciplined in precisely following protocol and rules. Her integrity, experience in town government, and knowledge of town clerk duties make her a good fit for the town clerk position.

Elections are at 18 Jacobs Road, Friday, May 7 from noon to 6 p.m. Applications for mail ballots due by May 3. Mail ballots should be received by the town clerk no later than the close of the election.

Margaret H. Freeman


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