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Newton Mayor to Run for U.S. Senate

Setti Warren announces he will run against Scott Brown in 2012 race.

Newton Mayor Setti Warren has just announced that he will be a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Republican Scott Brown.

As mayor, Warren said in a press release that he has put Newton back on a financially sustainable path, while maintaining critical community services.  He also said he has saved Newton taxpayers $8 million while delivering two balanced budgets.   The Warren press release says he intends to remain a strong, involved, and hands-on mayor throughout the upcoming campaign.

Warren is an Iraq War veteran, and served a year-long tour of duty there as a naval intelligence specialist, before being elected mayor.  He also worked in the Clinton White House, and has been the New England Regional Director of FEMA.  He has served as John Kerry’s point man for small businesses in Massachusetts.

Warren's campaign will officially kick-off tomorrow, Tuesday, with a service breakfast at American Legion Post 440 in Newton.  Mayor Warren says he will speak about his values of shared responsibility and about his plan to serve Massachusetts. A press conference and media availability will follow.

Rob K. May 09, 2011 at 08:41 PM
Setti Warren is a shallow self-promoter. The Democratic Party can do much better.
Josh Conescu May 09, 2011 at 10:18 PM
He's only been mayor for one year. He still has a job to do - the one he was elected to do by the people of Newton. Didn't Sarah Palin get chastised for leaving Alaska in the middle of her first term? How is this different?
carol nectow May 10, 2011 at 02:47 AM
This is my experience - or lack thereof - with Setti Warren. I am a resident of the Towers of Chestnut Hill and after we were evacuated due to fire in the transformer room a month or more ago, I wrote Warren's office telling him how wonderful the Firepersons had been and that I hoped he would pass that on to the appropriate sources and would also tell the media how caring and helpful these overworked and under-appreciated people had been to each of us. I never received a response, which suggests he does not have a very efficient staff, nor does he particularly care to hear from or respond to his constituency, possibly because they were all too busy gearing up for his Senatorial run. He will not get my vote. Carol N.
Mia Wenjen May 10, 2011 at 09:33 PM
I think that we need a tax override and I heard that Setti Warren will not attempt to do this if he runs for Senate (no one likes politicians that raise taxes). That is good for him and his run for office but bad for Newton. If he loses, he'll end up like Sam Yoon ... political roadkill. I don't understand the rush to run for another office without doing a decent stint in the office you were elected for. I guess I just don't understand politics!

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