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Who Should Run For Waltham Mayor?

Mayor Jeannette McCarthy does not plan to seek re-election.

With Waltham Mayor Jeannette McCarthy announcing she will not seek re-election in the 2015 mayoral race, the city is guaranteed a fresh face in City Hall's corner office.

Already, City Councillor Thomas Stanley has said he is considering a run, but nobody else has publicly announced their plans to run.

Who do you want to see become the next mayor of Waltham? Leave your thoughts in the comment box below.

bigtimehawker February 13, 2013 at 06:38 PM
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NWBL February 13, 2013 at 06:42 PM
I'd like to hear who Mayor McCarthy would endorse.
Jessica Lantine February 13, 2013 at 09:09 PM
I think Councillor Tom Stanley would be a great choice for Mayor !! He is highly educated, has experience in local and state government and his commitment to Waltham is second to none! He would definitely have my family's vote !
lovestorun February 13, 2013 at 09:14 PM
I also think Tom Stanley should be the next mayor. He has experience on the city council and has worked hard for our city as a state rep. He is an active member of our community and knows the city inside and out. He’ll have my vote in 2015.
Waltham mama February 13, 2013 at 10:12 PM
Tom Stanley would make a great Mayor! I agree with lovestorun and Jessica Lantine!
David Williams February 13, 2013 at 11:54 PM
I think Councillor Paul J. Brasco would be THE BEST choice for Mayor!
moe howard February 14, 2013 at 04:37 AM
Vote for Pedro
Joe mama February 14, 2013 at 10:59 AM
And if you do not vote for Brasco he will come over to your house with a cop
Luis Rodriguez February 14, 2013 at 11:40 AM
Well to say that who I will VOTE for? would be a person that is going to follow the same as the Mayor we have, I still think she should re-run again! she has done a great JOB in Waltham, MASS! But lets see who needs my VOTE!
Karen Walz February 14, 2013 at 04:25 PM
That's funny! BTW, how are your brothers, Larry and Curly?
CP February 14, 2013 at 05:31 PM
Someone who is not already an insider.
David Kehs February 15, 2013 at 01:01 AM
The next mayoral race will not be until November 2015. A lot can happen between now and then. It seems a little early to be picking favorites at this point. Maybe Skellig can host a plate-spinning contest to narrow down the field.
Cairo kid February 17, 2013 at 06:56 PM
David K: The smartest comment so far! Thanks!
Karen Toney February 20, 2013 at 08:04 PM
I think the Mayor should change her mind and run again - she is still the best choice
Fred Muckle February 20, 2013 at 09:04 PM
If you like a dictator. She has cost the city millions with the grants she refuses to accept and use. Get her out fast!
Ryan Grannan-Doll (Editor) February 20, 2013 at 09:06 PM
Hi Fred, Can you cite some examples of what funds she has declined?
Fred Muckle February 20, 2013 at 09:26 PM
Lets see.. She fails to fund the capital improve budget every year citing economic reasons yet bond and interest rates re low.. Now woul be the time to fund it. An independent audit conducted found a stash on 23 million dollars she was hiding to by the Fernald. Police lost 8 or 10 cruisers last year because she didn't want the grant and the city lost it and the cars Emergency management lost grants because the mayor couldn't get what she wanted so she turned them down. Also 86 out of 87 towns joined a consortium for equipment. Only town that didn't sign up was Waltham because the mayor didn't like how the contract was written yet 86 other towns had no issues? No the city looses a grant every year because they don't belong to the consortium. You've wasted money on grants for buildings like the hardy and banks school which will never pay back. Even if you have money in your budget, she refuses to sign purchase orders. She has over 100 not signed... Some are very old. Do some hard nose reporting and research and ask around, that is if department heads will talk with you for fear of retaliation.
Karen Toney February 20, 2013 at 10:04 PM
Fred - I think you are taking the "jello" - if someone is feeding you this information than shame on you and them! The Mayor has done so much for this city and if she had not she would not have been elected 3 times by a wide majority. I guess you think most of the citizens of this city are uninformed and "dumb". Not so friend you are on the wrong side of the facts.
Fred Muckle February 21, 2013 at 11:57 AM
Kaato. Ask areound. She won reelection lat time because no one ran against her and what I speak is first hand knowledge.
Karen Toney February 21, 2013 at 04:43 PM
I wonder why no one ran against her - maybe because they felt they could not win! If your facts are as poor as your spelling then I guess there is nothing left to say - you have your feelings and I have mine.
Ryan Grannan-Doll (Editor) February 21, 2013 at 05:43 PM
@Fred, The Mayor had an opponent during his last election. I cannot recall his name at the moment, but she did have one.
Ernesto Rician February 21, 2013 at 05:54 PM
Paul Brasco would be the WORST choice for Mayor. He's already proven that he's corrupt by using the police force as his own rent enforcers. Maybe he can get Chief LaCroix to do his counters? And his little faux heart attack episode last year to take the heat off his illegal activities. Keep believing the crap these elected officials throw at you.
Karen Toney February 22, 2013 at 03:54 AM
The kid that ran against her was a 21 year old student - been in town for 6 months - wanted to run for President but decided to run for Mayor first. Over and Out!

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