Welcome to Somerville Patch's 2013 election guide.
Below, you'll find the names of candidates running for seats on the Somerville Board of Aldermen and the Somerville School Committee.
We asked every candidate the same three basic questions, and we posted their responses without editing them, giving candidates the opportunity to address you, the voter, directly.
Here are the three questions we asked:
- What are the two most important issues facing Somerville right now, and what would you do on the Board of Aldermen/School Committee to address those issues?
- Tell us about your background. (For instance, you could talk about what makes you qualified to serve on the Board of Aldermen/School Committee, you could tell us about your professional and/or public-service career, and you could let us know about your time in Somerville, your family background and anything else you think is relevant.)
- Why should Somerville residents vote for you?
See where to vote in Somerville here. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Watch video of Board of Aldermen candidates introducing themselves to voters. (Courtesy of "Greater Somerville.")
Board of Aldermen
Alderman At Large (four serve on the Board of Aldermen)
- John Connolly (incumbent)
- Dennis Michael Sullivan (incumbent)
- William White (incumbent)
- Carol A. Dempkowski
- Sean Fitzgerald
- William A. Medeiros
- Mary Jo Rossetti
- Maryann Heuston (incumbent)
- Suzanne W. Bremer
- Stephen A. Delani (not moving on to Nov. 5 election)
- Matthew Desmond (not moving on to Nov. 5 election)
- Robert J. McWatters
- Tony Lafuente (incumbent)
- Rebekah L. Gewirtz (incumbent)
- Stephen P. Roix (incumbent)
- Kenneth M. Salvato
- Adam W. Sweeting (incumbent)
- Christine Theberge Rafal (incumbent)
- Paul Bockelman (incumbent)
- Joseph Curtatone (incumbent)