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Newton’s race for Ward 2 alderman is down one candidate. Jack Leader has decided not to run. He is supporting Eve Tapper as the person he believes is the best candidate, according to the following email he sent to his colleagues on the Economic Development Commission:

After much discussion and thought, I have halted my aldermanic run. I will be supporting Eve Tapper, and I ask that you do the same. She is knowledgeable, experienced in the ways of Newton, and agrees with the EDC on all of our issues.

Jack M. Leader