2019 Election Guide For Voters in Framingham District 1 (Precincts 1 & 2)

FRAMINGHAM – District 1 will have a new City Councilor, as Charlie Sisitsky chose not to seek re-election.

If you live in District 1 comprised of Precincts 1 and 2, you will vote for up to two individuals for at-large council, a district councilor, and a School Committee member on Tuesday, November 5.

The polls will be open on Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Those in Precinct 1 vote at King Elementary.

Those in Precinct 2 vote at Potter Road Elementary. 

Framingham Public Schools are closed to students on Tuesday. Staff and teachers have a professional development day.

For City Council, voters in District 1 will choose between Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals member Joseph Norton, 51, and Planning Board Chair Christine Long, 70.

(Click on their names to read their responses to a series of questions asked by Framingham Source.)

Below are the voting records for the last 5 years for both Norton & Long.

Neither candidate voted in December 2018, in a debt exclusion override vote, in which voters were asked to raise taxes to build a new Fuller Middle school.

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 1 School Committee member Beverly Hugo is running unopposed.

District 1 is home to Garden in the Woods, Nobscot Reservation and Mountain, Hanson’s Farm. the new Avalon development, Potter Road elementary, Stapleton Elementary, and Cameron Middle schools. Like District 2, it is part Nobscot and part Saxonville.

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

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.

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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