In District 7, Shepard Out Raises Lynch 3 to 1 For Framingham City Council Seat

FRAMINGHAM – Margareth Shepard was the first person to announce a run for government with the new City of Framingham. She announced her intention for a city council seat the night of the historic vote that passed the charter question in April.

On Tuesday, November 7, voters in District 7, Precincts 13 and 14, will choose between Shepard and William Lynch for City Council.

Editor’s Note: In full transparency, Shepard paid for a political ad on Framingham Source.

Shepard has outraised her opponent by almost a 3-to-1 margin.

For District 7 School Committee, candidate Tiffanie Maskell, who is unopposed, filed a campaign finance report that said she did not received any contributions and did not made any expenditures.

Lynch raised $884 prior to the preliminary election on September 26, and raised another $750 since, for a total of $1,634.

In his latest campaign finance report, filed with the Town Clerk’s office 11 individuals donated $750. The largest donors were Robert Falstad of Framingham  with $180, District 4 Council candidate Michael Cannon $100, District 4 Council candidate Phil Ottaviani Jr. $50, Ottaviani’s wife Valerie – $50, Phil Ottaviani – $50, Marilyn Ottaviani $50, Kathleen Lynch $100, and Lynn Lynch of Maryland with $100.

The candidate loaned his campaign $200.

Lynch spent $27.26 on Facebook advertising and $89.24 to Vistaprint for door knocker flyers.


Shepard raised $2,929.42 prior to the preliminary election on September 26. She raised an additional $1,850 between Sept 18 and October 30 for a total of  $4779,42.

In the preliminary election Framingham At-Large Council candidate Cheryl Tully Stoll donated $50 and Eastleigh Farm owner Doug Stephan donated $200 to Shepard.

In the latest filing with the Town Clerk’s office, eight donors contributed to Shepard’s campaign including the owner of the Sabor de Minas restaurant on Howard Street Cassia Viani – $100.

Other donors included:

  • Antonio Massa Viana of Millis – $125
  • John Foster of Ashland – $100
  • Marcelo Basilio of Milford  $500
  • Matilde Valeria Basilio – $150
  • Paula Bentinck-Smith of Sudbury – $100
  • Roger Landay  of Florida – $200

Shepard donated $300 to her own campaign.

Expenditures included:

  • $900 for campaign manger Jessica da Silva of Marlborough
  • $630 for campaign post cards
  • $300 Petroni Media Company for ad in Framingham Source
  • $150 for campaign photos
  • $120 for campaign cards
  • $64.49 for Facebook advertising

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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