On Saturday, Carolina Ventura ended her campaign for the Ward 1 City Council seat, issuing this statement:

Friends,

First, I wanted to thank everyone for your support throughout my campaign. I have been humbled by the overwhelming support I have received from this amazing community.

As sometimes happens, life had other plans. My wife and I were granted an opportunity to purchase a forever home here in Newton, something that we have been pursuing for years. Unfortunately, our new home would be just outside of the Ward and while I would not live there during the entirety of the campaign, should I win, I would be living outside the Ward I wished to serve fully.

While we have considered many options, I felt it best to continue honestly, and in the spirit of transparency and accountability, and bow out of the race for Ward 1 City Councilor.

We should still be proud of the work we did together to get to this point. Together, we created a campaign based on effective progressive leadership that built consensus around difficult concerns. I believe in this vision and believe that this vision of progressive leadership far exceeds just one person.

As always, I will continue to be passionately involved in the civic life of this city, and look forward to joining together to move our city forward towards its best future.

Yours,

Carolina Ventura







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