Town Council Candidates Debate in Centerville

A Barnstable Patriot article written on September 29th announces Town Council Candidate Forum, discussing a position currently held by Representative Crocker.

Town Council Candidates Debate in Centerville

Barnstable Patriot

Bronwen Howells Walsh

September 29, 2017

The Centerville Civic Association is holding a Town Council candidates’ forum for Centerville Precincts 2, 4, and 6 at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at the Centerville Library.

Meg Loughran, a civic association board member and former president, is scheduled to serve as moderator.

Barnstable Town Council President Eric Steinhilber, a managing associate at MassMutual Financial Group who has served on the council since 2013, is running unopposed in Centerville Precinct 2.

In Centerville Precinct 4, Britt Beedenbender and Michael Moynihan, who are neighbors, are running for the seat currently held by former Council President Fred Chirigotis, who is stepping down due to term limits.

Moynihan was a board member of the Barnstable Clean Water Coalition (formerly known as Three Bays Preservation, Inc.) for five years and co-chaired the town’s Water Resources Advisory Committee.

A new member of the Barnstable Economic Development Commission, Beedenbender is development and communications director for the Community Development Partnership, as well as associate director of development for the International Fund for Animal Welfare, a nonprofit organization she’s helped support since 2008.

Vying for Rep. Will Crocker’s seat in Centerville Precinct 6 are former Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Deborah Converse, assistant treasurer of the Barnstable Housing Authority and a member of the town’s Community Preservation Committee; and Paul Neary, who raised five children while working 34 years for Ford Motor Company in New Bedford. Then he was recruited out of retirement to become general manager of Rusty’s Plumbing and Heating in West Yarmouth.

Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions of the candidates. For more information, call 508-362-5490.

Oct. 24 vote

Wednesday, Oct. 4, is the deadline for voter registration for the Oct. 24 vote on a new building for Cape Cod Regional Technical High School. Currently registered voters do not have to re-register. Only individuals who have moved or have changed their mailing address or name need to contact the town clerk’s office, which will be open until 8 p.m. Oct. 4 for voter registration.

“If you are not going to be here on Election Day, are shut in or for religious reasons cannot vote at the polling place, absentee ballots are now available,” Town Clerk Ann Quirk said in a press release issued Wednesday. 

Read the article here.