Alexander Sworn In as Citizens Commissioner at State House
FRAMINGHAM – On Monday, May 13, the 15-member Citizens Commission was sworn in at the State House and commenced its first meeting.
Framingham was well represented on the panel as State Rep Carmine Gentile (D-13th Middlesex) served as Chairperson Pro-Tem alongside fellow Commissioner & Framingham School Committee Member Noval Alexander.
The Commissioners set about organizing their work timelines, subcommittees, and choosing leadership roles.
The panel was created as a result of the passage of Question 2 on the November 2018 statewide ballot initiative.
The Commissioners were appointed by the Governor Charlie Baker; The Attorney General Maura Healey; The Secretary of State William Galvin, House Speaker Robert DeLeo and State Senate President Karen Spilka. Each appointing 3 individuals.
The Citizens Commission is charged with drafting an amendment to the U.S Constitution that will seek to overturn the 2010 landmark U.S Supreme Court ruling “Citizens United” in which the court ruled that corporations have equivalent rights as individuals in contributing to federal election campaigns. The proposed amendment seeks to curtail or eliminate corporate contributions.
A report by the Commissioners is due December 31.
Leombruno Holding Councilor Campaign Kick Off
FRAMINGHAM – Housing Authority Commissioner and former Framingham Charter Commissioner Janet Leombruno will kick-off her campaign for an at-large City Council seat on Wednesday night, May 22.
The event is open to the public and will be at the Framingham Elks from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
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