Elections season is officially upon us. Here’s the NewTV/League of Women Voters forum featuring the three candidates — from left Rena Getz, Bill Humphrey and Kathy Winters — competing in a preliminary election to run for the ward city council seat representing Ward 5 on Sept. 10.
Lawns signs have started showing up across Ward 5 for the Sept.10 run off election between Bill Humphrey, Rena Getz* and Kathy Winters, who are running to fill the ward council seat currently held by Councilor John Rice, who chose not to seek reelection.
This is the only run off in Newton this year. Only registered voters in
Here’s three updates to this fall’s ward city council races:
- Lisa Gordon, who was one of the leaders of last year’s unsuccessful effort to ban retail marijuana shops in Newton, has pulled papers to run for the Ward 6 City Council seat presently held by Brenda Noel.
- Carolina Ventura (in photo), who briefly was a Ward 1 council candidate before bowing out of that contest and who has since moved to Ward 3, has pulled papers for the Ward 3 seat being vacated by Barbara Brousal-Glaser. Julia Malakie is also running for that seat.
- And Janet Sterman, a perennial candidate in ward 1 has once again pulled papers to run for the seat presently held by Maria Greenburg.
There’s still plenty of time for additional candidates to emerge or pulling papers does not mean that candidate will necessarily run. Nomination papers are due July 23.
Considering running for public office? Or maybe helping someone run for office? Interested in how local campaigns work? “Don’t Just Stand There…RUN!’ — happening Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Newton City Hall, Room 211 — is for you.
The League of Women Voters of Newton invites candidates, potential candidates, campaign managers, campaign treasurers, and all interested citizens to a workshop that offers practical information and advice about political campaigns by a group of
Ward 8 City Councilor Cheryl Lappin sent this to colleagues (under the message line “Gronk & I’…have come to the same decision”) today..
I am reaching out to share with you that after 18 years of serving as a Newton City Councilor I have decided not to run for a 10th term.
This was a difficult decision because serving on the City Council has been among the most meaningful and rewarding experiences of my life. It has been a privilege to work on behalf of our neighbors in Ward 8, and all residents, to assure that Newton continues to be
Ward Five City Council candidate Bill Humphrey posted these tweets this evening in response to earlier criticism of the Mashpee Police.
Let's wait now for the investigation into the pursuit and hope it will lead to reforms. 2/2— Bill Humphrey 🌳 (@BillHumphreyMA) August 3, 2018