Battle For Framingham District 3 City Council Seat Back in Court Today

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FRAMINGHAM – The battle for the District 3 City Council seat continues today in court.

A Massachusetts Superior Court Judge will hear arguments from Adam Steiner who is suing the City of Framingham at 10 a.m. in Woburn.

The hearing is in -person and not available virtually.

Steiner’s attorney is seeking the “Court issue a temporary restraining order and/or injunction, ordering that no special election be held until judicial review of the ballots and materials listed.”

On election night, November 2, the unofficial results had City Council Vice Chair Adam Steiner with 997 votes and Feeney with 995 votes.

Feeney filed for a recount. On Tuesday, November 16 a recount was held and Feeney picked up 2 votes, making it a virtual tie at 997 votes each.

City Clerk Ferguson said the tie meant there was a “failure to elect.” She said that would be the official city election result “until a court decides otherwise.”

Steiner filed a suit the Tuesday before Thanksgiving against the City of Framingham Clerk Lisa Ferguson and the City of Framingham Board of Registrars, appointed by the Mayor.

His attorney is asking for two votes awarded to Feeney during the recount be declared blanks and for a judge to declare Steiner the winner of the election.

Steiner’s attorney is also seeking to stop a special election the City Council has set for Tuesday, December 28 between Feeney & Steiner.

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