In full transparency, the following is a press release from the Spicer for mayor campaign.
FRAMINGHAM – Yvonne M. Spicer has returned her signed nomination papers for re-election as Mayor of Framingham, pending certification by the City Clerk’s office.
Thanks to a dedicated team of dozens of volunteers, activists, and labor union members, nearly a thousand Framingham citizens showed their support to put Mayor Spicer on the ballot.
Mayor Spicer has prioritized public health and economic recovery for the City of Framingham amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and is running to continue leading the city through it’s recovery and revitalization.
“I am excited to announce that our campaign has started strong by successfully collecting almost 1,000 signatures. Just as I have navigated our city through the pandemic, I will continue to focus on the recovery and revitalization of our community. Framingham is ready for a strong recovery, and I am ready to guide our city to success,” said Spicer. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of our volunteers for putting their time and energy into this campaign and to every Framingham resident who signed our nomination papers. As our campaign continues to grow I look forward to engaging with folks from all parts of our city to build a better Framingham together.”
Spicer officially launched her re-election campaign through a video announcement on May 13, 2021, and will continue to meet with both citizens and local business, political, and community leaders in the coming weeks.
Mayor Spicer was sworn into office on January 1, 2018 as the first Mayor of Framingham and the first popularly elected Black woman mayor in the history of the Commonwealth. Mayor Spicer was previously the Vice President for Advocacy and Educational Partnerships at the Museum of Science, Boston. Prior to joining the museum, she served as a teacher and administrator in both Framingham and Newton Public Schools.
Spicer was appointed to the inaugural Massachusetts Governor’s STEM Advisory Council by Governor Deval Patrick as the co-chair of the council’s teacher development committee. She was reappointed in 2017 by Governor Charlie Baker and led the Computer Science and Engineering and Career Pathways committees. Mayor Spicer served on the Massachusetts Business Roundtable and the Massachusetts Office of the Treasurer Economic Empowerment Trust Fund. She served on the Board of Directors from 2017-2020 to the International Technology Engineering Education Association (ITEEA). She currently serves on the board of Big Brother Big Sister of Central Massachusetts and the Moog Foundation.
Mayor Spicer was raised in Brooklyn, NY but has called Framingham home since 1985. She is a graduate of the State University of New York-Oswego where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Arts & Technology and a Master of Science degree in Technology Education. She earned her doctorate in 2004 from the University of Massachusetts, Boston in Educational Leadership.