FRAMINGHAM – At-large City Councilor George P. King Jr. was elected to lead the City Council.
The vote was taken at a meeting at 11:30 a.m. today, January 1, after the 11 City Councilors were sworn in at the City of Framingham’s Inauguration 2020 ceremony.
King, who was nominated by District 6 City Councilor Phil Ottaviani Jr., won the chair role in a split 6-5 vote.
Voting for King were at-large City Councilor Janet Leombruno, District 3 City Councilor Adam Steiner, District 4 City Councilor Mike Cannon, Ottaviani, District 8 City Councilor John Stefanini, and King.
District 5 City Councilor Robert Case received 5 votes for chair.
Steiner won a 3-way vote for vice-chair against District 2 City Councilor Cesar Stewart-Morales and District 9 City Councilor Tracey Bryant.
Both King and Steiner are Boston College graduates.
The first meeting of the 11-member City Council is Tuesday, January 7 at 7:15 p.m. in the Blumer room in the Memorial Building.