Ruthanne Fuller elected mayor of Newton

NEWTON, MA (WHDH) - Voters in Newton have elected a new mayor as Setti Warren gears up to run for Massachusetts governor.

Ruthanne Fuller has defeated Scott Lennon, 51 percent to 49 percent, to become the next mayor of Newton.

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Mayor-elect Fuller updated her website after her win saying “Thank you Newton! I am honored to be your Mayor-Elect. Let’s get to work together.”

In a recent newspaper ad, Lennon boasted about being “the only candidate who has continuously held a full-time job for the last twenty years.”

Fuller responded in a blog post, saying her opponent attacked her for choosing to work and to raise kids.

“After graduating from Harvard Business School, I’ve played a leadership role for 30 years while at the same time bringing up three great kids in this wonderful community,” Fuller said.

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