FRAMINGHAM – Now that the District 3 City Council race has been decided, the legislative body of the City of Framingham will convene on Tuesday night to elect a chair and a vice chair for a 2-year term.
The City Council met on January 1 after the inauguration, but voted to postpone the election of new leadership until after the special election on January 11.
The current chair is at-large member George P. King Jr. (pictured).
He is unlikely to run for a second term as chair, as he announced in spring 2021, he was not interested in being chair again.
The current vice chair is District 3 Councilor Adam Steiner, who just won his special election, for his third term as a City Councilor.
King, Steiner, and District 4 City Councilor Michael Cannon have all served on the City Council since Framingham became a City on January 1, 2018.
The first chair of the City Council was former District 5 Councilor Dennis Giombetti. The Vice Chair for the first term was former District 1 City Councilor Charlie Sisitsky who is now Mayor.
Several names have been rumored for chair and vice chair. As many as three candidates are interested in chair. And as many as five candidates are interested in vice chair.
Six votes of the 11-member Council are needed to secure the leadership position.
The Council will meet in a hybrid meeting on Tuesday, January 18 at 7 p.m. in the Blumer room in the Memorial Building and on Zoom. The meeting will air live on the Government Channel.