6 Move On To November Ballot in Framingham

FRAMINGHAM – Voters in three City of Framingham districts participated in a preliminary election on Tuesday.

Three candidates were eliminated and 6 candidates move on to the November 5 ballot.

Voters in District 1, District 5, and District 8 participated in yesterday’s election. About 10 percent of the voters in those three districts, or 1,376 voters, went to the polls.

In District 8, voters had a School Committee race. Three candidates were vying to be on the November ballot to replace Gloria Pascual.

Jessica Barnhill won the race with 84 votes. Jim Hansen finished second with 64 votes. Leslie White Harvey, who ran for School Committee in 2017, finished third and was eliminated with 58 votes.

” A special thank you to voters of District 8 for their support today. I am humbled by your support. I promise to continue to knock on doors and talk with voters about the issues that matter,” said Barnhill last night.

Barnhill won Precinct 15 and finished second in Precinct 18. Hansen won Precinct 18, and finished second in Precinct 15. White-Harvey, who lives in Precinct 18, finished third in both.

Voters in District 5 had three candidates on the ballot for City Council, to replace City Council chair Dennis Giombetti, who decided not to seek re-election.

Voters selected School Committee member Noval Alexander and SIFOC Chair Robert Case to move on to the November 5 ballot.

Former School Committee member Cheryl Gordon lost again. She ran against Giombetti and Case in 2017 for the seat and lost in the preliminary election.

“I want to thank all the voters, my team of campaign volunteers, and my family. The voters came out strong for me. In a field of three candidates, I am proud to have won 53% of the vote,” said Case. “I am looking forward now to the November 5 general election. I am determined to serve as the City Councilor for District 5 and address the issues and concerns my constituents have shared with me on the campaign trail.”

Case finished first in District 5 with 296 votes. Alexander was second with 186 votes. Gordon was third with 79 votes.

Case won Precinct 8 and Alexander won Precinct 12.

Finally, in District 1, voters elected Planning Board member Christine Long, and Planning Board member Joseph Norton to move on to November.

Former Town Meeting member Gerry Bloomfield lost again. He ran in 2017 against Norton and current District 1 City Councilor Charlie Sisitsky. Bloomfield received just 28 votes.

Long, who won Precinct 1, had a total of 306 district votes.

Norton, who won Precinct 2, has 260 total votes.

“Thank you to everyone who came out to vote for me,” said Norton. “I appreciate every conversation I’ve had with our neighbors in the District. I’ve heard about the traffic issues, concerns about our public schools, affordability, and development. As your neighbor, I am committed to becoming your councilor to work on these and other issues. I look forward to reaching out and engaging more discussions, door knocking, and coffees between now and November.”

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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