FRAMINGHAM – Former State Represnetative Pam Richardson defeated long-time Framingham Town Meeting member Jenane Bullock for the City Council seat in District 2 in the new City of Framingham last night.
Framingham School Committee member Ricky Finlay was running unopposed for the District 2 School Committee seat.
Richardson received 1,241 votes to Bullock’s 752 votes. Richsrdson received about 55 percent of the vote in District 2, Precinct 3 and 5, compared to Bullock’s 33 percent.
Neither Richardson nor Bullock wee available for comment last night.
Finlay is now one of a new 9-member Framingham School Committee elected by District. The previous School Committee was comprised of 7-member elected town-wide, of which only one lived South of Route 9 and none lived south of Route 135.
Finlay received 1,669 votes. He received the most votes of all the nine School Committee member’s elected.
“First of all I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my supporters and district 2 for there continued support. I look forward to working collaboratively with the new School Committee and the the administration and council to move the district and community ahead,” said Finlay to Source.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my current colleagues for all there hard work and commitment. It has been my privilage to serve with them as we as a team have accomplished great things the past two years to move the district ahead,” said Finlay.
The District City Council seat and the District School Committee seat is for a 2-year term, which begins on January 1, 2018.
Overall 15,731 of Framingham’s 40,162 registered voters participated in the election on Tuesday. That was 39.17 percent.
Yvonne Spicer, who is a vice president at the Museum of Science in Boston, was elected Framingham’s first mayor easily with 9,129 votes. John Stefanini received 6,455 votes. Spicer received 58 percent of the vote compared to Stefanini’s 41 percent.