“The plain language says you can’t hold office for more than three consecutive terms,” Burke said. “It’s a very simple question. Mr. Vogler is holding office in each of those three terms. If that’s the case, there is no way his name should appear on the ballot.”
He said he started researching the question when Vogler was appointed in May, after Graziano, a freshman School Committee member, stepped down to move into a new house in Salem, N.H.
Vogler, who said he did not know about the objection until a reporter called him yesterday afternoon, expressed frustration that the objection was not made earlier.
“My disappointment with him, this was months ago, and to wait until everyone gets their signatures is really bush league,” he said.
According to state law, residents have until two working days after papers are due to file objections. Nomination papers were due July 30.
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