In a field of seven candidates Spicer wins 54% of the votes
FRAMINGHAM, MA Yvonne Spicer had a tremendous margin of victory yesterday in Framingham’s preliminary mayoral election. The official results of election show 11,006 people voted, giving Spicer 5,967 votes – 54%, in a field of 7 candidates. Two candidates will be on the ballot for the general election November 7th.
Spicer remarked, “The voters sent a strong, clear message. The people of Framingham want a Mayor who leads with integrity, an experienced, proven leader who can be trusted to do what’s right for Framingham – to put the people first and not special interests. They know I will be that Mayor. I will work very hard to earn the trust and support of all voters, including those who did not vote for me in this preliminary election.”
She said, “As of this morning we officially knocked on over 18,000 doors since May and we’re not finished. I want every person in Framingham to know I will represent their interests. I will be reaching out to engage them and to incorporate their needs and hopes into future plans for Framingham. I am running as The People’s Mayor to represent all their voices.”
In April after 317 years as a town, Framingham voters narrowly adopted a city charter by a margin of only 114 votes out of over 11,000. When she was recently endorsed by Emily’s list, Geri Prado, Senior Director of State and Local campaigns said, “Yvonne has a track record of bringing people together to make effective change. EMILY’s List is excited to support her as a strong positive voice for all of Framingham.”
Dr. Yvonne Spicer is currently the Vice President for Advocacy and Educational Partnerships at the Museum of Science, Boston. Spicer was appointed to the Massachusetts Governor’s STEM Advisory Council by Governor Deval Patrick and reappointed to the council in 2017 by Governor Charlie Baker. She has also served as an advisor/content expert to the National Governors Association. Dr. Spicer currently serves on the Massachusetts Business Roundtable, the Massachusetts Office of the Treasurer’s Economic Empowerment Trust Fund and as a Town Meeting Member representing Precinct 6 in Framingham, MA and serving on the Standing Committee on Ways & Means.
Spicer released a comprehensive campaign platform outlining her vision for Framingham. The full platform can be seen at www.yvonnespicerformayor.com/platform.