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Brooklyn Lowery at Newton Patch provides an updated list of candidates that have pulled papers for Newton’s municipal election in November.

Among other things Norman N. Sirk has pulled papers to run both as a ward alderman and at large in Ward 6. (Presumably Sirk is still deciding?)

But most notably, we now have five four possible candidates (see comment below) for the two at large seats inWard 3. (Incumbent Greer-Tan Swiston is not seeking reelection while incumbent Ted Hess Mahan has pulled papers for his current seat and mayor, saying he was running for both positions because he did not want the alderman contest to not have any candidates.) Here’s the five candidates:

  • Ted Hess-Mahan (I)
  • Eric Hill
  • James Cote
  • Robin Clemens
  • Gerry Chervinsky

Here’s a few immediate questions, will Hess-Mahan remain a candidate for both jobs? How about Chervinsky, since he has told some people that he would only run if the seat was uncontested or lacked any “progressives”?

Finally, Eric Hill, James Cote, Robin Clemens and Norman Sirk, please introduce yourselves and tell us why you’re running!