FRAMINGHAM – Long-time Framingham Selectman Charlie Sisitsky told Framingham Source today he will not run as a candidate for mayor of the City of Framingham.
“I feel I am qualified to be the City of Framingham’s first mayor,” said Sisitsky, who said the cost to campaign for mayor could reach six figures, and he is not willing to raise that kind of money.
“I have the experience to be mayor,” said Sisitsky, “but I have decided I am not interested in a very expensive campaign.”
Sisitsky, who has served as a Selectman since 1998, said instead he will run for City Council in District 1, which includes Precincts 1 & 2.
Sisitsky is retired from the Town of Natick DPW.
Nomination papers for all city offices will be available on Monday, May 1. The deadline to submit is July 1.
If 3 or more individuals submit the necessary signatures for District 1 Council seat there will be a primary election in September, with the final election the first Tuesday in November.
All five selectmen’s terms end on December 31, 2017. The new city administration begins on New Year’s Day in 2018.
Charlie Sisitsky is pictured with his wife Robin Kaye, who is a Town Meeting member.