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FRAMINGHAM – Although I now live in District 3, for my first 12 years in Framingham I lived in what is now District 5, and I still have family living in the district. Because of this and because of my close ties to the McCarthy and Fuller school communities, I have been watching the District 5 City Council race closely.  

I am also in the unique position of having served with both City Council candidates, so today I’m writing to express my enthusiastic support for Noval Alexander as the next District 5 city councilor.

I strongly encourage the voters of District 5 to vote for Noval because:

  • As a proud veteran of our armed forces, he understands what discipline and organization look like, and will push to make sure that we have both in our city government.
  • He is not afraid of being held accountable for his opinions or his performance as a public official and he does not abstain from controversial votes for the sake of preserving his political future.

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  • He will never boast about how many meetings of a particular public body he has attended – rather than just being “in the room where it happens” Noval has been one of the people making things happen in our community.  Often this work takes place behind the scenes, as with the pivotal roles he has played on the “Yes for Fuller” campaign and the Fuller Middle School Building Committee.
  • Having served with Noval as a public official, I know that Noval gives his all to whatever role he is in, and he will never dilute his focus by immediately announcing his candidacy for something he perceives to be a higher office.
  • He has a humble, good-natured, and non-confrontational personality – this often belies the seriousness that he brings to his work but would be a welcome change to our City Council.

Although Noval never seeks the limelight, his contributions to our community have not gone unnoticed, having been appointed to the Massachusetts Citizens Commission by Senate President Karen Spilka.  

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Noval was also nominated by State Representative Jack Patrick Lewis for the “Black Excellence on the Hill” citation from the state legislature for his work on the Fuller project.  

These leaders and change-makers recognize the tremendous value that Noval brings to our community, and I hope that the voters of District 5 do as well by casting their votes for Noval Alexander on Tuesday, November 2nd.

Scott Wadland

Member, Framingham School Committee

Member, Fuller Middle School Building Committee

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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.