Picture of Margareth Shepard and Yvonne Spicer. Ms. Shepard backs Yvonne's campaign to be Framingham's first Mayor.

Yvonne Spicer announced today that respected community activist Margareth Shepard has endorsed her for Mayor of Framingham.

Margareth Shepard, a Brazilian immigrant and local business owner explained that she is endorsing Spicer “because she will be a Mayor who cares about people and finding solutions to improve their lives. She will not be distracted by special interests and she will lead Framingham with integrity towards the best course for our future.”

Shepard is a business owner in Framingham for 25 years. She serves as a town meeting member and on The Ways and Means Committee with Spicer. “I respect how thoughtful she is when she forms opinions and makes decisions. With Yvonne as Mayor the work will be more about solutions than politics.” Shepard said.

When asked what the endorsement meant to her, Spicer said, “I’m honored to have earned her trust, her confidence and her support. It means a lot because Margareth is a highly respected, leader and very active member of our community. As a Brazilian immigrant who worked very hard to make a good life for her family in Framingham, she has also given so much back to the community. She knows the issues, takes them on and she gets involved to make a difference in people’s lives.”

Margareth Shepard is a Board Member of the Brazilian American Center (BRACE) and a member and Treasurer of the Framingham Democratic Town Committee. She serves on the MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women and is Co-Founder and Coordinator of Brazilians for Political Education. In the recent preliminary election for City Council, Shepard received the most votes in District 7. She ran on a campaign of giving Brazilians a voice in the new City of Framingham government. She received the endorsements of the Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, State Representative Chris Walsh and Senator James Eldridge. More information on Margareth Shepard is available on Facebook: @electMargarethShepard.

In the preliminary election Yvonne Spicer won 54% of the votes in a pool of seven Mayoral candidates. She squares off in the general election on November 7, 2017 against John Stefanini who received 29%.

More information about the campaign is available at www.yvonnespicerformayor.com and on Facebook: @yvonnespicerformayor.