Amirian, Hart Take Out Election Papers; Amirian for School Seat

Two former Haverhill politicians are seeking comebacks.

Former city councilors Michael J. Hart, 215 Brickett Hill Circle, Sven A. Amirian, 45 Talmuth Ave., have taken out election nomination papers. In Amirian’s case, it is not for another try at a council seat, but rather a seat on the school committee.

Amirian is expected to face off against incumbent school committee members Shaun P. Toohey, Scott W. Wood Jr. and Susan D. Danehy. None of three incumbents have yet take out papers.

Hart, a former top vote-getter and city council president, placed third with 4,334 during his last run in 2011. He chose not seek re-election in 2013. A lawyer with a Kenoza Avenue practice, Hart appeared in the public spotlight again this year as counsel for Haverhill Community Television.

Amirian resigned his city council seat three years ago after serving six months of his second term. The resignation was reportedly a condition of his then-new employer, Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce. Councilors chose Thomas J. Sullivan to replace him, and Sullivan won in his own right in 2013. Amirian resigned as president of the chamber a year ago to become vice president of business development of Marlborough-based MassAmerican Energy. He has since signed up Veterans Northeast Outreach Center and Haverhill Bank, both of Haverhill, for solar panel installations.

Incumbents who have taken out nomination papers are Colin F. LePage, William J. Macek, Mary Ellen Daly O’Brien, Sullivan, Melinda E. Barrett, Michael S. McGonagle and William H. Ryan. Among those currently serving on city council, only John A. Michitson and Robert H. Scatamacchia have yet to take out nomination papers.

Others who have taken out papers are Sherwin R. Theodore for mayor; Fred Simmons, Katrina Everett, former Councilor Kenneth Quimby, and Raul Diaz for city council; and Michael Shurman for school committee.

3 thoughts on “Amirian, Hart Take Out Election Papers; Amirian for School Seat

    • Who would want the job? The city is broke, and Beacon Hill won’t let you do anything unless approved by Dempsey. The fact that we’re not in receivership is an insult to sound accounting principles, so more debt, more taxation and more DEFICIT FINANCE BONDS it is.