Long-time civil servant Sisitsky will run for mayor of Framingham


FRAMINGHAM – A familiar face is preparing to become the next mayor of Framingham.

Former District 1 councilor and picker Charlie Sisitsky filed documents this week with the state’s Campaign and Political Finance Office to run for mayor, according to the office’s website.

Sisitsky will still have to meet the city’s demands, including withdrawing nomination papers, having them signed by 500 or more registered voters, including at least 25 from each district. Application documents for city offices are available June 1.

In his campaign announcement, Sisitsky said he is assembling a diverse team of supporters and will make an official announcement in the coming weeks.

“Over the past few weeks and months, I have received so many pleas from people who have encouraged me to come forward,” he wrote in his campaign ad. “People who value my 40-year career in municipal executive management and my history of working together in the public service as an elected official and city councilor. People deeply invested in our community and people dedicated to the future of Framingham.

Sisitsky plans to meet with his supporters.

“They come from all corners of the community and represent parents, educators, the elderly, environmentalists, and business and political leaders, and all are concerned about the trajectory of our current administration and its many shortcomings that put our city at a competitive disadvantage. – for now, we should focus on working together for a post-pandemic recovery, ”Sisitsky wrote.

Sisitsky was a select man in Framingham from 1998 until Framingham transformed into a form of municipal government in 2017. He represented District 1 on council for one term before choosing not to stand for re-election in 2019 .

Sisitsky headed Natick’s public works department for two decades before retiring in 2009.

Mayor Yvonne Spicer has yet to declare whether she is seeking re-election. She will complete her first four-year term at the end of the year.

Spicer defeated current District 8 Councilor John Stefanini in November 2017 in the race to become Framingham’s first mayor.

If there are more than two candidates for mayor, a preliminary election will take place on September 14. The municipal election, which is non-partisan, will take place on November 2.

Jeff Malachowski can be reached at 508-490-7466 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @JmalachowskiMW.


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