Brandon Ward Unofficial Winner for District 2 City Council

Unofficial results were just announced at District 2 polling places
Brandon Ward
City Council
Government & Politics

Sharon Machlis


November 7, 2023

Brandon Ward has won the race for District 2 City Council over Sean Silk in the election to succeed Cesar Stewart-Morales as the next District 2 City Councilor.

The still unofficial results were a convincing 626-150. Update: Complete unofficial results including absentee/mail ballots were 686 to 165, with 20 blanks and 4 write-ins. I’ll post by-precinct and turnout data later this week.

That’s according to preliminary results announced this evening at Walsh Middle School and the King Elementary School. Complete results should be announced later tonight by the City Clerk’s office (see above).

Ward, a member of the Keefe Tech School Committee and president of Friends of Saxonville, was backed by a wide range of current and former officials including Stewart-Morales, previous District 2 Councilor and state Rep. Pam Richardson, current state Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis, former state Reps. John Stasik and David Magnani, and current City Council President Philip Ottaviani. Ward was endorsed by the Framingham Democratic Committee, and he even received a campaign contribution from former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.

Ward said during the campaign that if elected, he’d like to focus on supporting educational opportunities and career training, investing in quality of life imporvements such as trails and parks, and leading Saxonville revitalization efforts as top issues. (For more on Brandon Ward see’s Q&A with Brandon Ward).

Silk, a small business owner who self-funded his campaign, pitched his ability to understand “difficult decisions when there are many needs but limited resources”.

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