Four years ago Newton saw a lively race for mayor, but this time around the campaigning has not reached the same fever pitch, according to a report in the Boston Globe.
Mayor Setti Warren faces three challengers in the Sept. 17 preliminary election - Alderman Ted Hess-Mahan, Tom Sheff and Jacqueline Gauvreau Sequeira. The top two candidates will face off in the general election on Nov. 5.
Warren has had four years in office for residents to get to know him. To get their name out there, challengers have been trying to meet Newton voters.
Hess-Mahan started a Facebook page and plans fund-raising events after the preliminary election, according to the Globe. Sheff, an independent who ran for Governor’s Council in 2012, has been knocking on doors and calling independent voters, according to the Globe. Gauvreau Sequeira became known as a whistle blower in the priest sex abuse scandal and told the Globe she talks to people wherever she goes in Newton.
A candidate forum has been scheduled for Sept 12, and will be televised on NewTV.