The city of Somerville will hold a preliminary election on Tuesday, September 19, because three candidates are running for Mayor. The preliminary election will eliminate the candidate with the lowest vote, with the remaining two facing off in the November 7 general election. The candidates:
- Payton Corbett (campaign website | Facebook page)
- Mayor Joe Curtatone (official city page | campaign website | Facebook page)
- Kenneth Van Buskirk -- if this person has a campaign website, a Facebook page, or really any campaign at all, I haven't been able to locate it. Please comment if you know anything at all about him.
There is also a preliminary election on September 19 for Ward 1 School Committee, because three candidates are running for an open seat there: Emily Ackman, Guillermo Hamlin, and Ken Salvato. I know nothing about this race; if you do, please add a comment here. All other School Committee races and all Alderman races (both at-large and ward) will take place on November 7.
Somerville Local First will hold a candidates' meet & greet event on Tuesday, September 12, 6-9 pm, at Workbar, 31 Union Square.
All comment is welcome here!