2019 Election Guide For Voters in Framingham District 9 (Precincts 16 & 17)

FRAMINGHAM – One of the promises of the new City charter was that all parts of the City would be represented in City government.

Under the Town form of government, no members of the School Committee nor the Board of Selectmen lived south of Route 135. That changed with the City form of government in 2018.

District 9 is one of two districts that have contested races for both district City Council and district School Committee in 2019.

If you live in District 9, comprised of Precincts 16 and 17, you will vote for a district councilor, a School Committee member, and up to two city-wide councilors on Tuesday, November 5.

The polls will be open on Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Wilson Elementary School for voters in District 9.

School is closed for students on Tuesday. Teachers and staff have a professional development day.

For City Council, voters in District 9 will choose Neidy Cuellar and School Committee member Tracey Bryant. (Click on their names to read their responses to a series of questions asked by Framingham Source.) Bryant did not return the SOURCE Q&A.

Below are the voting records for the last 5 years for both Bryant and Cuellar.

Voters have three names on the ballot for at-large City Council. Two will be elected to 4-year terms. on the ballot is Councilor George P. King. Jr., Housing Authority member Janet Leombruno, and School Committee member Gloria Pascual.

Below is the voting record for the last 5 years, for the three city-wide Council candidates.

Editor’s Note: King and Leombruno could NOT vote in September 2019, as their Precinct did not have an election.

District 9 School Committee member Tracey Bryant chose not to seek re-election but to run for City Council.

Town Meeting members Richard Baritz and William Labarge are running for the District 9 School Committee seat. It is a 2-year term.

District 9 is home to Framingham Fire headquarters, Mary Dennison Playground, Wilson Elementary School, and many apartment complexes.  While Framingham has a school choice model for elementary schools, more than 70% of Wilson Elementary’s students come from the neighborhood.

Voters will also see six names on the ballot for 6 library trustee seats.

There is one name on the ballot for cemetery trustee. There are two seats available. In October, John Feeney announced a write-in campaign for Framingham Cemetery Trustee.

Residents will NOT vote for Mayor in this election. The City’s second-ever mayoral election will be held in 2021.

Framingham Source published scores of opinion pieces by readers about the November 5 race. Click here to read the op-eds and letters to the editor.

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Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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

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