Ballots finalized for town election

Apr 27, 2020

Many elected officials are running for re-election, and several newcomers are running for seats on various boards and committees in town. Ballots have been printed for the election, which has been postponed to June 23 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The only contested race is for the Board of Selectmen.

Kevin Brogioli is running for one of two open seats on the School Committee. Brogioli is best-known in Wareham as the former coach of the boys basketball team -- a role he served for more than thirty years, leading the team to several championships.

But as Brogioli said, he is “more than just a basketball coach.” Brogioli retired last year after a twelve-year run as the principal of Old Rochester Regional Junior High School. Brogioli graduated from Wareham High School, as did his children. 

He said that he was looking for more ways to be involved with the community with his new-found free time, and thought that running for school committee was a logical next step. If elected, Brogioli said he would prioritize building strong relationships with teachers and students, and from there, work to help improve academic outcomes and social and emotional learning. Another of Brogioli’s priorities is working to rehabilitate the reputation of Wareham’s public schools.

Joyce Bacchiocchi is running for reelection for the other open seat on the School Committee. During her tenure on the committee, Bacchiocchi has served on the policy review committee and the budget committee.

Three positions will be open on the Board of Assessors. James McCahill and Priscilla Porter are running for reelection with three-year terms. David Heard did not swear in after last year’s election, so his seat will be open with a two-year term. David Halberstadt is running for that seat.

Donna Bronk and William Lockwood are both running for reelection on the Housing Authority with five-year terms.

Shelli Mibilia is running for election as a constable.

Commissioner Donna Bronk is running for reelection with a three-year term as a Sewer User Commissioner.

At-large Sewer Commissioner Malcolm White is running for reelection with a three-year term.