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I support the re-election of Mayor Spicer, as she has accomplished much in her first term, dedicated to all the people of Framingham.

Framingham’s first mayor has successfully led a complicated transition from town to city government, endured a sometimes hostile and uncooperative City Council, dealt with longtime
existing issues, as well as a severe pandemic.

While tirelessly committed to working for our community benefit, Mayor Spicer used her influence and outreach at the state to secure COVID testing sites locally and mounted a city-wide public health drive to educate residents on safety, local contact tracing and the necessity of vaccinations, resulting in a high percent vaccinated. Her collaborative advocacy brings funding directly to our city.

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Despite the pandemic our city financial bond rating has remained stable at Aa2.

She has been subjected to some harsh criticism; much is based on misinformation rather than facts. As Mayor, our school budget has increased 15.2%, or $19.4 million and our school department budget finished the past year with a $6 million surplus!

Please join me in Voting to re-elect Mayor Yvonne Spicer November 2.

William G. McCarthy
25 Westgate Road

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.