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FRAMINGHAM – Small business owner Michael Cannon was re-elected to his third term as a Framingham City Councilor in District 4. He has been the only City Councilor for Precinct 6 and 9 since Framingham became a City.

Cannon was unopposed in 2019 and again in 2021.

He received 1,090 votes. There were 30 write-in votes.

On Tuesday morning, November 2, emails were sent out to some District 4 residents encouraging residents to write-in Framingham League of Voters co-President Stephanie Deeley for the District 4 City Council seat.

Editor’s Note: Source received a half dozen of these emails on Tuesday from voters.

Cannon was one of four current City Councilors who ran unopposed for another 2-year seat on the 11-member Framingham City Council on Tuesday, November 2.

All 9 District Councilors seats were up for election on Tuesday.

Re-elected to a second term was Christine Long in District 1, Phil Ottaviani Jr. in District 6, and John Stefanini in District 8.

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All four have been vocal critics of the Spicer administration, and all four endorsed Charlie Sisitsky for Mayor, who easily won on Tuesday 8,283 to 3,909 votes.

Long received 1,700 votes in Precinct 1 and Precinct 2. There were 31 write-in votes.

Ottaviani received 987 votes. There were 47 write-in votes.

Ottaviani’s wife was also on the ballot for District 6, unopposed for School Committee. She won with 979 votes.

Stefanini received 553 votes. There were 19 write-in votes.

All four will be sworn in for another term on January 1, 2022, at the City of Framingham’s inauguration ceremony.

Long, Stefanini, Ottaviani are considered candidates for chair of the Framingham City Council come January.

SOURCE heard that Councilors were jockeying for chair on Wednesday.

SOURCE heard Steiner, who won by 2 votes, was also actively campaigning to be chair of the next City Council on Wednesday. Steiner is the current Vice Chair of the City Council.

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Five of the 11 current City Councilors holding signs for Charlie Sisitsky for Mayor at Keefe Tech on Tuesday.
(From left) Chair George P. King. Jr., Mike Cannon, Phil Ottaviani Jr., Janet Leombruno, and John Stefanini.
Eight of the 11 City Councilors endorsed Sisitsky, and 3 Councilors endorsed Spicer.

By editor

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.