Framingham pushes economic development with new strong mayor
In January, Framingham will no longer lay claim to its longstanding, unofficial status as America’s largest town, after voters narrowly made Framingham a city back in April. more
I am proud and honored that the people of Framingham have chosen me as the first Mayor of our new city. I look forward to working with all of you to ensure that all voices are heard and everyone has a seat at the table. I will be The People’s Mayor.
I will do my part as your mayor to make sure that we’re thriving in our community. I will do everything in my power to ensure that we have economic opportunity, that we have good schools, that we feel safe and we’re healthy and that we move through this transition with ease.
John Stefanini and I have spoken and we both vowed that we would work together to bring Framingham together. I thank him for his passion and commitment to Framingham. We are one Framingham and we will do our part to move forward.
Thank you to all my wonderful supporters and volunteers. You’ve knocked on doors, made calls, talked to your neighbors and supported me throughout this campaign. I can’t thank you enough!
I have had nothing but hope during this entire campaign. Hope for Framingham. Hope for the people in the community to continue to grow and thrive. I’m proud to call Framingham my home.
“Yvonne made history today in more ways than one,” said EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock. “It’s a very special thing that Framingham’s first-ever mayor is an African American woman with such deep roots in her community. Yvonne has spent her career improving our education systems, which greatly benefit the children and families of Framingham. We are proud to have endorsed Mayor-elect Spicer and look forward to seeing all that she will accomplish.” more
Mayor-elect Yvonne Spicer was the top vote-getter in nearly every part of the community in her win Tuesday over opponent John Stefanini, according to official results released Wednesday.
Spicer won 16 of Framingham’s 18 precincts, receiving about 58 percent of all votes cast in the mayoral race.more
“I'm running for Mayor to build our new city government in a way that is open and accessible to everyone. I have the leadership skills and the vision to focus our economic development on creating an innovation economy right here in Framingham. I also bring deep knowledge, experience, and skills to support excellence in our schools. As The People's Mayor, I will work every day to make our city safe, fiscally sound, and highly desirable so that generations will continue to choose Framingham.”Yvonne Spicer