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.
Once again, former Alderman Allan Ciccone Sr. is running for the Ward 1 City Council seat. This time he will be challenged by newcomer Carolina Ventura, the TAB’s Jonathan Dame reports.
The seat’s current occupant Alison Leary (who defeated Ciccone Sr. twice) is running for the