November 1, 2017

Framingham Mayor Election

There are two remaining candidates in the running for to be the first Mayor of Framingham:

Framingham Mayor Signs

Framingham voters should check out the websites of the two candidates to learn more about their plan as the first town mayor.

Do you know?

Test your knowledge:

  • Which candidate has an action plan for the first 100 days?
  • Who will implement a six-month moratorium on new apartments?
  • Which candidate will create a Framingham Planning and Development Agency?
  • Which one will create a 311 Hotline to the Mayor’s office?

Endorements are Coming in

While Spicer did very well in the primary in September, John Stefanini has done a lot of campaigning in the last few weeks. In the process, he has picked up some key endorsements.

Yvonne Spicer Endorements

  • Teri Banerjee Charter Commissioner, Town Moderator
  • Adam Blumer, Charter Clerk
  • Framingham Teachers Association
  • Jordan Ramsay Framingham High Class of 2017 President
  • Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund
  • Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus

John Stefanini, Endorements

  • The Central Massachusetts AFL-CIO
  • The Framingham-Newton Building Trades Council
  • Roofers & Waterproofers Union Local No. 33
  • Iron Workers Local 7
  • Carpenters Local Union 26
  • Framingham Police Superior Officers
  • Mark S. Tilden. Former Candidate for Mayor of Framingham

Not Over on Election Day

Framingham residents that are concern about the traffic conditions around town can make a difference even if their candidate doesn't win on November 7th. One of the responsibilities of the new mayor will be to appointment a new Traffic Commission.

The new commission will require four town residents appointed by the town council.

Town Charter describing the new commission:

(a) Establishment, Scope. Until such time as provided otherwise by paragraph (a) of section 1 of this Article, there shall be a traffic commission which shall consist of the police chief, the fire chief, the director of public works, the superindentant of schools, or each of their designees, and four residents: one from the business community, one from the downtown area (defined as the area within a one mile radius of the intersection of Routes 126 and 135), and two residents at-large. All resident members shall be appointed by the council, but shall not be members of the council. Such appointed members shall serve for 3 year terms.

Election Day in a few days

I believe this will be a much closer election than the primary. I still haven't decided on who I'll vote for, and it will probably be a game day decsion.

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