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Updated since first posted at 10:55 p.m. Last updated at 8:45 a.m. on April 7.


NATICK – Last month, voters elected two new individuals to the 5-member Select Board in the Town of Natick.

Voters will be electing another new Select Board member soon, as Karen Adelman-Foster announced she is resigning to take a position with Senate President Karen Spilka’s office.

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On Tuesday, March 29, voters elect Kathryn Coughlin and Bruce Evans to the Natick Select Board. There were three candidates on the ballot for two 3-year terms on the Board.

The next evening, March 30, Adelman-Foster stepped down as chair and Paul Joseph was elected chair of the Natick Select Board.

Tonight, April 6, Adelman-Foster, who has worked for the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) as its Senior Communications Strategist, said she has joined Senate President office.

She had served on the Natick School Committee from 2006 to 2012.

With the 5-member Select Board down to 4 members, the Select Board can call a special election to fill what is left on Adelman-Foster’s term.

Adelman-Foster was re-elected for a second 3-year term in 2020. Her term is set to expire in March 2023.

Select Board could also wait until next March to gain a fifth member.

Massachusetts General Laws allows for the Select Board to call a special election to fill the vacated seat, but if the Select Board choose not to go that route, MGL allows for citizens to gather 200 signatures to petition for a special election for the fifth seat.

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