2023 Election Update: Who’s Pulled Papers

One District 2 City Council candidate and no School Committee hopefuls have currently requested nomination papers for the November election
Cesar Stewart-Morales
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Sharon Machlis Gartenberg


June 27, 2023

Incumbent District 2 City Councilor Cesar Stewart-Morales has requested nomination papers to run for re-election, according to the City Clerk’s office today. So far he is the only one to pull papers for the seat. UPDATE: Councilor Stewart-Morales announced on June 28 he will not run for re-election.

Latest on who’s pulled papers: We have candidates!

No one has requested papers yet for the District 2 School Committee seat. Our district is the only one left without anyone pulling papers.

Nomination papers are due back to the City Clerk’s office Friday, July 14 at 12:30 p.m. District candidates need to have 50 signatures from registered voters within the district.

At-Large City Councilors George King and Janet Leombruno have already filed their nomination papers and those papers have been certified. No one else has yet pulled papers for an at-large seat. 150 signatures are needed for at-large candidates, including at least 10 voters in each district.

In neighboring District 3, incumbent Adam Steiner has returned his nomination papers and they’ve been certified. In District 1, incumbent Christine Long has pulled papers.

So far the only contested City Council races appear to be in Districts 8 and 9, although none of those candidates have returned papers yet. In District 8, Leslie White Harvey may challenge Councilor John Stefanini, and in District 9, Jose Ferreira may run against Councilor Tracey Bryant.

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