City elections take place Nov. 8. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Use this election guide to learn about candidates and find out where to vote.
Somerville is divided into seven wards, each with three precincts.
When you vote on Tuesday, you will be asked to make four choices:
- Mayor: Somerville's incumbent mayor, Joseph Curtatone, is running unopposed.
- Ward alderman: You will choose someone to represent your ward on the Board of Aldermen.
- Aldermen at large: In addition to the seven ward aldermen, there are four at-large aldermen. They represent the entire city. Voters may vote for four candidates.
- School Committee representative: You will choose someone to represent your ward on the Somerville School Committee. There are no contested School Committee elections this year.
Somerville Patch asked each candidate running for the Board of Aldermen the same three questions:
- What are the two most important issues facing Somerville (and your ward) right now, and what would you do on the Board of Aldermen to address those issues?
- Tell us about your background
- Why should Somerville residents vote for you?
Below, you will find the candidates' responses.
These responses are the candidate's own words; they have not been edited. (Some very light copyediting was conducted for style purposes.)
Alderman at-large candidates
Bruce Desmond (incumbent)
Ward alderman candidates
Maryann Heuston (incumbent)
Thomas Taylor (incumbent): Taylor is in the hospital, recovering from illness, and was not able to respond.
Sean O'Donovan (incumbent)