Clipboard toting candidates were out in full force at the Newton Highlands Village Day Sunday. Most were chasing after signatures to get their names on the ballot. (I’ve never been sure what to make of those candidates who seek to collect many hundreds more names than the required 150.)
Also on hand was Mayor Setti Warren, who had at least one volunteer (Jane Franz) collecting signatures on his behalf. Jackie Gauvreau Sequeira, was there shaking hands too, saying she was running for mayor but complaining that the folks in the election department didn’t give her any signature forms when she pulled papers last week (a claim I find hard to believe). As far as I know, Newton’s other mayoral hopeful Ted Hess-Mahan was not on the scene.