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Chris Markiewicz’ free ride onto the Newton City Council just hit a speed bump.   According to this Facebook page, Allison Sharma will wage a write-in campaign for the seat presently held by veteran councilor Jay Harney, who surprised everyone (except perhaps Markiewicz?) when he announced that he would not seek another term after the deadline to launch a campaign had passed. 

Write in campaigns are never easy but hopefully Sharma’s entry into the contest will motivate Markiewicz to step-up his visibility (and answer some still outstanding questions about his candidacy).

May the best candidate win.  And thanks to Sharma for stepping up to give Ward 4 residents a choice.