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Three in a major race for Newburyport

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July. 30- Newburyport – With the November nomination deadline for the city’s elections to come, the city’s next major will be school committee member Sean Reardon, Bloom Island resident Warren Russo or city councilor Charlie Tontar.

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The three main candidates are scheduled to appear at a forum sponsored by the Daily News on Tuesday, August 3rd. 10, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Nock Middle School auditorium. This event will be begin to the public, following COVID-19 guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control.

The three candidates are seeking to load the seat filled by Mayor Donna Holladay, who is not seeking re-election.

There will be a bit of electoral drama as to who will be on City Council, as not all six races will be unchallenged.

Ward2’s advisor Jared Eggerman, who serves as council chair, announced earlier this year that he would not seek re-election. Unless written candidates appear or a candidate emerges from the race, Eggerman will succeed Cherry Street resident Jenny Donahue and Ward 1 counselor Sheriff Zedd, Division 3 counsel Heather Shand, Kristen Wallace in Suite 4, and James McCauley in Suite 5 and Ward 6 counsel Byron Lane all seek To be re-elected without competitors.

“I’m excited to represent the residents of Ward 2 and support those residents with greater needs and calmer voices across the city. Not having an rival relieves tension, but it doesn’t change my campaign plan,” Donahoe said, adding that she’s knocking on doors until Election Day to join with voters and business owners from across the city. In order to learn more about their needs and the best way to serve them.

As of Friday, there are five people vying for five big seats on the council: incumbents Bruce Fogel and Afrouz Khan, previous chancellor Ed Cameron, and first-time nominees Connie Preston and Mark Wright. The incumbent generally, Joe Devlin, has withdrawn the nomination papers, but as of Friday he has not submitted them. Cameron and Khan have yet to provide the required amount of signatures. The deadline for doing this is August. 3, according to the city clerk’s office.

Cameron said he plans to return his papers and will collect signatures Saturday morning outside Ritdale on Pleasant Street.

“I look forward to reaching out to voters over the summer and fall to talk about ways to preserve Newburyport moving forward. As lengthy as it’s COVID-safe, I plan to walk every street in Newburyport by Election Day,” Cameron said Friday. afternoon.

In other local election news, Laura Viola Maccaroni and Stephen Cole pulled nomination papers for the School Committee on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. They join previous Ward 6 Council nominee Sarah Hall, incumbent Brian Callahan, and newcomers Juliet Walker and Danielle Blair, who have already returned nomination papers to City Council.

The primary election date is September 21. Election day is November 3. 2. The final day to register to vote in the primaries is September 11th. 1 at 8:00 p.m. The final day to register to vote in the final elections is October. 13 at 8 p.m., according to the city clerk’s office.

Author Dave Rogers can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @drogers41008.


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