Candidate Information and Events

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Candidate forums & meetings [All candidates must be invited to participate]

  • Candidates for Town Council

At-large

The League of Women Voters of Amherst held a webinar, cosponsored by Amherst Media, with the six candidates for At-large council seats. You can read our summary here, or watch this video.

District 1

The District One Neighborhood Association (DONA) held a candidate forum for District One (Voting Precincts 1 & 3) Town Council candidates and At-Large Town Council candidates on Sunday, October 3. You can watch the video here or read our summary.

District 3

The League of Women Voters held a webinar for District 3 candidates on October 10, 2021. You can read our summary here, or watch this video.

District 4

The League of Women Voters held a webinar for District 4 candidates on October 10, immediately following the District 3 forum. Here is our summary and here is the video.

Forum for candidates in uncontested races: Trustees of the Jones Library and Councilors for Districts 1, 2, and 5

The League held a webinar for candidates in uncontested races on October 17 at 2 p.m. The webinar was co-sponsored by Amherst Media. Here is the video of the Trustees’ forum, and here is the video of the forum for candidates in Districts 1, 2, and 5. Our summary of the event is here.

Candidates for at-large council seats and D5 candidates held a meet-and-greet at Brookfield Farm, 24 Hulst Rd. on Saturday, October 23.

  • Candidates for Amherst School Committee

The League of Women Voters and Amherst Media held an online forum for Amherst School Committee candidates, on Thursday, Oct. 14. You can read our summary here or watch the video.

  • Candidates for Trustees of the Jones Library: See above for a webinar for uncontested races.
  • Candidates for Amherst Housing Authority

The League of Women Voters of Amherst held a webinar for Housing Authority Candidates on October 21 at 7 p.m. The event was cosponsored by Amherst Media. Watch the video.

  • Candidates for Elector of the Oliver Smith Will

On October 21, the League of Women Voters and Amherst Media co-hosted a webinar for Elector Candidates immediately after the session with Housing Authority Candidates. Watch the video.

Candidate information

  • Candidate statements posted on the Town’s website, click here.
  • Responses to candidate surveys [All candidates must be invited to participate and all responses made public.]:

What do Town Council Candidates think about affordable housing? The Amherst Affordable Housing Advocacy Coalition asked each of them four questions about what they will support going into the future.  See their responses here.

For responses to Amherst Forward’s questionnaire, click here.

The Progressive Coalition of Amherst has not responded to our inquiries about their questionnaire. Some candidates are sharing their responses on their own campaign sites.

  • Websites and social media [In alphabetical order by surname]

Shalini BAHL-MILNE On the web at https://www.shalinifordistrict5.org. On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CouncilorShaliniBahlMilne.

Peter DEMLING On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DemlingForSC/. On the web at https://www.demlingforsc.org/home.

Vira DOUANGMANY CAGE On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ViraCage. On the web at https://voteforvira21.com.

Ana DEVLIN GAUTHIER On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AmherstAna. On the web at amherstana.com.

Lynn GRIESEMER On the web at https://lynnfordistrict2.org/. Email Lynn4district2@gmail.com

Mandi Jo HANNEKE On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VoteHanneke. On the web at www.VoteHanneke.org. Email mandijo@votehanneke.org.

Benjamin HERRINGTON On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/benjaminherringtonamherst. On the web at https://benjaminherrington.com.

Anika LOPES On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/anika4amherst/. On the web at http://anika4amherst.com/. Email anika@anika4amherst.com.

Heather LORD On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Heather-A-Lord-Hala-on-Amherst-School-Committee-106825711774936.

Allison MCDONALD On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Allison4AmherstSchools. On the web at https://allison-4-amherst.mailchimpsites.com/. Email allison4amherstschools@gmail.com.

Phoebe MERRIAM On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PhoebeforSchoolCommittee.

Michele MILLER On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/progresswithpurposeamherst. On the web at www.votemichelemiller.com.

Jennifer PAGE On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Jennifer-Page-for-School-Committee-107981861635318. On the web at https://jenniferpageamherst.com/.

Dorothy PAM On Facebook at Dorothy Pam for Amherst Town Council.

Irvin RHODES On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/IrvRhodesforschoolcommittee. On the web at https://irvrhodesforschoolcommittee.org/.

Pam ROONEY On the web at https://pamrooney4district4.org/. Email pamrooney77@gmail.com.

Evan ROSS On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Evan4Amherst. On the web at https://evan4amherst.com/.

George RYAN On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GeorgeRyanforAmherst. On the web at https://www.georgeryanforamherst.org/.

Cathy SCHOEN On Facebook at Cathy Schoen, Amherst Town Council District 1. On the web at https://www.cathyschoen.org.

Andrew STEINBERG On Facebook at Andy Steinberg for Amherst. On the web at http://www.andyforamherst.org. Email andyforamherst@gmail.com.

Jennifer TAUB On the web at http://www.jennifer4district3.org.

Ellisha WALKER On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Ellisha-for-Amherst-101526715626743. On the web at EllishaForAmherst.com. Email info@ellishaforamherst.com.