FRAMINGHAM – The entire 11-member Framingham City Council will be elected in November 2019.
Seven of the current City Council members have decided not to seek re-election.
City Council Chair Dennis Giombetti, at-large City Councilor Cheryl Tully Stoll, District 1 City Councilor Charlie Sisitsky, District 2 City Councilor Pam Richardson, District 6 City Councilor Mike Rossi, District 8 City Councilor Judy Grove, and District 9 City Councilor Edgardo Torres all chose not to run for a second term.
The Mayor is not up for re-election until November 2021.
Election today is Tuesday, November 5. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the 18 Precincts.
Voters will elect two City Councilors at -large, who will serve a 4-year term and a City Councilor for each of the City’s 9 Districts. Each Districts is comprised of 2 Precincts.
The districts are:
- District 1 (Precincts 1 & 2)
- District 2 ( 3 & 5)
- District 3 (4 & 7)
- District 4 (6 & 9)
- District 5 ( 8 & 12)
- District 6 (10 & 11)
- District 7 (13 & 14)
- District 8 (15 & 18)
- District 9 (16 & 17)
There are three at-large candidates on the ballot. Voters will elect two to serve a 4-year term.
SOURCE sent a Q&A to all the Council candidates, all but two individuals returned it. One did not return it, and one returned it 3 days after the deadline. If the candidate returned it – the name is highlighted and you can click on it to read their answers.
Each of the district seats is for a 2-year term.
In District 6, Zoning Board of Appeals Chair Phil Ottaviani Jr. is running for the 2-year seat unopposed. He lost to current Councilor Rossi by less than two dozen votes in 2017.
In District 8, former Mayoral candidate, and former State Representative and Selectman John Stefanini and traffic commissioner Mario Alvarez will appear on the November ballot for the seat to be vacated by Grove.
And in District 9 School Committee member Tracey Bryant and Neidy L. Cuellar are looking to win the seat to be vacated by Torres.