FRAMINGHAM – Last week, in this column the digital news outlet posted that Mayor Yvonne Spicer would likely announce on May 12 she would seek a second term and run for re-election in November
Spicer did announce her intention to run for a second term this week.
Last month, former long-time Selectman and former District 1 City Councilor Charlie Sisitsky said he will run for Mayor and intends to be on the ballot in November.
Nomination papers will not be available until June 1, from the City Clerk’s office.
Election day is Tuesday, November 2.
If more than 2 candidates for Mayor are certified by the City clerk, there will be a preliminary election on Tuesday, September 14.
CITY COUNCIL RACES
FRAMINGHAM – Voters will elect nine of the 11 members on the City Council on Tuesday, November 2.
Each of the nine district seat are on the ballot in 2021. The two at-large seats are not up for re-election until 2023.
This week, District 7 Margareth Shepard announced she would not seek re-election. She is the first incumbent Councilor to announce intentions for the November election.
Shepard was the first to announce her intention to run for City Council when Framingham became a City. She has been the only Councilor for District 7 serving since January 1, 2018.
SCHOOL COMMITTEE RACES
FRAMINGHAM – Voters will elect the entire 9-member School Committee on Tuesday, November 2.
Each of the nine district seats are on the ballot in 2021.
District 6 School Committee member Geoffrey Epstein and District 3 School Committee member Scott Wadland have already announced they will not seek re-election.
School Committee members are elected every 2-years in odd-number years.
This is the first POLITICAL CORNER column of the 2021 election season. The column will appear on Saturdays. Rules for political coverage for the 2021 election season including how to get items in the political corner column posted this week.