Stewart-Morales Won’t Run for Re-Election

The District 2 City Councilor made the announcement 16 days before papers are due to get on the November ballot. So far no one else has pulled papers for the seat.
Cesar Stewart-Morales
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Sharon Machlis Gartenberg


June 28, 2023

With just over 2 weeks to go before the deadline to submit signatures to get on the November ballot, District 2 City Councilor Cesar Stewart-Morales announced today he will not seek re-election for a third term. He cited increased family and career responsibilities as well as volunteer work at other area organizations.

Stewart-Morales had pulled nomination papers but not yet submitted signatures. So far no one else has pulled papers for the seat.

Anyone who might be interested in running for the office now that there’s no incumbent has until 12:30 p.m. July 14 -- two weeks from this Friday -- to request papers, get 50 signatures from registered voters in the district, and return them to the City Clerk’s office.

Stewart-Morales defeated challenger Jacob Binnall 1,057 votes to 677 in the 2021 election.

His full statement:

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Cesar Stewart-Morales

Framingham, MA - This November, Framingham voters will have the opportunity to elect or re-elect candidates to the Framingham City Council. I have served the residents of Framingham for four years representing the District 2 neighborhoods of Saxonville and Nobscot. I am proud of my work on the Council and believe that I have had a positive impact on the lives of young people, parents, immigrants, our environment, and on our diverse community as a whole.

Also during this time, my family has grown, with the arrival of our third son, and I have taken increasingly challenging roles in my career. I have also volunteered to help lead multiple other Framingham/MetroWest based community organizations.

I have decided not to seek re-election for a third term at this time, a decision which has been difficult in many ways. Our local government is in need of younger voices and new officials that more closely resemble our diverse community and my hope for the City is that we move in that direction by encouraging and supporting this type of candidates that will help us realize a new and bright future for our City.

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