BOSTON (WHDH) - Seventy-three cities and towns across the Bay Sate are holding elections on Tuesday, including Boston, where a mayoral election will take place.
Outside of Boston, major mayoral elections are also slated for Lawrence, Newton, Salem, Lynn, Worcester and Framingham.
In Boston, incumbent Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh will be challenged by City Councilor Tito Jackson. Walsh defeated Jackson handily in September’s preliminary election. Walsh is finishing his first term and said Boston is doing well under his leadership. Jackson said Boston needs more diversity and affordable housing and he is the one who can get things done.
Framingham will be electing its first ever mayor after voting to become a city last spring. Framingham was formerly known as Massachusetts’ largest town. Town meeting member Dr. Yvonne Spicer, who led a startup division at the Museum of Science, wants to focus on bringing high-wage jobs from the tech sector to Framingham. She also plans to revive the struggling downtown. Former state representative and town selectman John Stefanini has been out of government for 16 years. He said he wants to get back in and focus on improving underperforming schools, opening more parks and lowering the tax rate while attracting new business.
Local elections will be held in 52 communities. State elections will be held in 15 communities. Dual elections are on tap in six communities.
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