AUBURN — Candidates began working to get their names on November’s municipal ballot Monday.

So far, eight people have taken out nominating petitions, and no seat has more than one candidate. Would-be candidates have until Aug. 22 to return petitions to the City Clerk’s office.

Nomination papers are available at the City Clerk’s office in Auburn Hall. All 15 elected positions are up this November. That includes the five ward councilors, two at-large councilors, the mayor and all School Committee members.

Candidates for mayor need to collect at least 100 signatures from registered voters living anywhere in Auburn. Candidates for City Council or School Committee need to collect 25 signatures — from anywhere in the city for at-large candidates or from within individual wards for ward candidates.

According to City Charter, terms for elected officials begin 45 days after the election, or Dec. 20, 2013.


Candidates seeking ballot nominations


Jonathan P. LaBonte, 41 Third St.

City Council

At Large, John T. Spruill, 10 Aaron Dr.

Ward 2, Robert Hayes, 172 Allen Ave.


Ward 5, Leroy Walker, 41 Broad St.

School Committee

At Large, Francois Bussiere 9 Winter St.; and Robert Mennealy, 43 Royal Oaks Dr.

Ward 1, Michael Farrell, 169 Beaver Road

Ward 2, Bonnie Hayes, 172 Allen Ave.

Ward 5, Lawrence Pelletier, 129 Second St.

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