Furtado Pulls Papers for School Committee Run
The Ward 4 school committee representative would be seeking a third term.
It was a quiet Wednesday in the Election's Department office at Attleboro City Hall. While 10 people pulled papers Tuesday to begin possible campaigns for various city offices, Ward 4 school committee representative Brenda Furtado was the only person Wednesday to take the first step toward becoming an official candidate.
Furtado was first elected to the school committee in 2009, when she ousted then-Ward 4 incumbent Jackie Romaniecki. She won a battle of incumbents two years ago against Helen Johnson, who had previously served as an at-large representative and decided to contest the Ward 4 race to prevent Furtado from running unopposed.
At-large incumbent David Murphy is the only other person who has pulled papers for the school committee race.
Furtado and Murphy have until the end of July to return their papers with the required number of signatures from Attleboro residents.
The preliminary election (if needed) will take place Sept. 17. The regular election will take place Nov. 5.