Duval has been on the board for nine years. Before that, he spent 17 years on the then Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee. He also has volunteered with local youth sports organizations and is an employee at General Dynamic.
Cummings is the principal at Cummings General Contractor, Inc., and a blues guitar artist who has released nine albums and toured internationally. He declined a request for an interview, but he did agree to answer questions by email for this article.
Offices up for election are mayor for two years; nine City Council seats, also for two-year terms; three School Committee seats for four-year terms and one for three years; and two McCann School Committee seats for four years.
Up for election will be City Council seats in all seven wards and four at-large seats for two-year terms. Also on the ballot are the six School Committee seats and the city clerk, all for two-year terms.
Boskovich is one of two candidates who have filed nomination papers for an open three-year seat on the five-member Select Board. As it stands, he will be running against Jeffrey Johnson in the May 11 town election. The deadline to file completed nomination papers is Monday, March 22.
Duval is seeking a fourth three-year. The second three-year seat is open and had been held by James Bush, who died in 2020. The Selectmen decided against appointing a replacement to finish out the last year of Bush's term.
With just more than a week to go to file papers for the spring's town election, two positions still have seen no interest from potential candidates. The deadline for returning papers with a sufficient number of nominating signatures is Tuesday, March 23.
The councilor's announcement come after the decisions of three of his colleagues not to run: Ward 2 Councilor Kevin Morandi, Ward 4 Councilor Chris Connell, and Ward 3 Councilor Nicholas Caccamo announced early this year that they would not seek re-election.