Yvonne Spicer on the cover of Worcester Business Journal NewsPost-election
November 14, 2017

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

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November 14, 2017

Emily’s List on Yvonne Spicer’s Victory in Framingham’s First Mayoral Election

“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

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November 9, 2017

Spicer had broad support in Framingham election win

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

Yvonne speaks on the steps of the Memorial Building after winning an historic election for first Mayor of Framingham, MA NewsPost-electionVideos
November 8, 2017

VIDEO: Framingham’s first mayor says thank you to voters

Watch hYvonne’s remarks on the steps of Framingham’s Memorial Building after being elected Mayor in the historic first Mayoral election in Framingham. more

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November 8, 2017

Yvonne Spicer makes history as Framingham’s first mayor

“My heart is full,” an excited Yvonne Spicer said to a crowd of cheering supporters from the steps of the Memorial Building Tuesday night.

It was her first appearance after learning she was the voters’ choice for Framingham’s first mayor. A political outsider, she soundly defeated former state representative and town selectman John Stefanini in a race that grew nastier as election day neared. more

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November 5, 2017

MetroWest Daily News Endorses Yvonne Spicer for Mayor

The switch to a city government opens a new chapter for the 317-year old town. It is one of those rare opportunities for a fresh start and a fresh vision. We believe Spicer has the professional experience, drive and intellectual curiosity to lead the city as it sets out on a new and exciting path. more

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November 3, 2017

Letter: Spicer is a vote for the right leader

“I am aligning with the candidate who has made it her vow to be The People’s Mayor.” – Holli Andrews, MCPD, Framingham Community Planner. more

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November 2, 2017

Framingham mayoral candidates lay out business agenda

With a closely-watched campaign for mayor drawing to a close, candidates Yvonne Spicer and John Stefanini described their plans to boost economic activity in Framingham during a forum Thursday at Ken’s Steakhouse. more

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November 2, 2017

WGBH News’ Tina Martin Moderates Final Debate Of Framingham’s Mayoral Race

Framingham is getting ready to choose its first mayor. The two candidates for Framingham mayor, Yvonne Spicer and John Stefanini, squared off for the last time ahead of Tuesday’s election in a debate that was moderated by WGBH Radio’s Tina Martin. more

Framingham mayoral candidate Yvonne Spicer, center, admires student work at the Christa McAuliffe Charter School on Monday afternoon. [Wicked Local Photo/Ruby Wallau] News
November 2, 2017

Photos: Day with Framingham mayoral candidate Yvonne Spicer

Daily News photographer Ruby Wallau spent Monday on the campaign trail with Framingham mayoral candidate Yvonne Spicer. [Daily News Photos/Ruby Wallau] more

Yvonne listening and talking to a supporter EndorsementLetterNews
November 2, 2017

Letter: Spicer will bring vision, inclusiveness and transparency

“I support Yvonne Spicer for mayor for her accomplishments, knowledge of Framingham, integrity and approach to leadership.” – Steve Greeley more

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October 31, 2017

Letter: ‘Her Accomplishments Forecast Success In New Government’

Joining fellow Charter Commissioner Adam Blumer, I am pleased to wholeheartedly endorse Yvonne Spicer for mayor. -Terry Banerjee more

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October 31, 2017

Letter: Spicer Will Bring ‘Hope’ To City of Framingham as Mayor

In my analysis of the mayoral candidates, only one stands out as the right person at the right time. I believe that Yvonne Spicer is uniquely qualified to be the Mayor of the City of Framingham. – Betty Funk more

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October 29, 2017

Framingham Teachers Association Endorses Spicer For Mayor

Following extensive deliberations, the Candidate Recommendation Committee is endorsing Yvonne Spicer for Mayor of the City of Framingham. School expenditures total nearly 70% of Framingham’s budget and Ms. Spicer’s strong administrative experience, combined with her deep understanding of education on the state and local levels, well positions her to move our City’s schools into the future. more

October 29, 2017

Letter: Framingham High Class of 2017 President Endorsing Spicer For Mayor

Helping with her campaign ignited my passion for local politics, made me fully realize the beauty of standing up for what I believe in, and that despite all odds, adversity, and attacks, you can be triumphant in making a difference in your community. – Jordan Ramsay more

Yvonne Spicer - The People's Mayor EndorsementLetterNews
October 29, 2017

Letter: ‘She Listens, She Asks Questions, She Studies, She Cares’

Yvonne has developed a campaign and governing platform […] that addresses many issues we face in Framingham. She understands Framingham’s people, its needs and its problems. Why? She listens, she asks questions, she studies, she cares. – Alice Shull more

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October 27, 2017

Yvonne Spicer Endorsed by Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund

The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund (ELM) has endorsed Yvonne Spicer for Mayor of Framingham. “Yvonne Spicer is committed to strong environmental policies for Framingham,” stated ELM Action Fund Executive Director Joe O’Brien. “She supports environmentally-conscious growth and development, preserving open spaces, pollution clean-up, and public transportation improvement and investment for the Metro West area.” O’Brien said, more

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October 26, 2017

MetwoWest Daily News Facebook Live- Oct. 25, 2017

Watch Yvonne’s Facebook live interview with the MetroWest Daily News. more

Yvonne Spicer greets a voter News
October 26, 2017

From Brooklyn to Framingham, Spicer pursues a life without limits

“Being mayor of Framingham, I’m looking forward to that opportunity. I’m looking forward to doing my very best,” Spicer said. “But I see it as a chance to set the bar for this community for years to come and to do it well, in a way that Framingham can be proud.” more

Yvonne Spicer - The People's Mayor News
October 23, 2017

Yvonne Spicer Files Early Pre-Election Campaign Finance Report

Spicer said, “Once again I have released my report a week before the deadline to provide an early look at my campaign data. This is in keeping with my commitment to be a Mayor who models transparency. I want my constituents to know that is how I’ll run the new City of Framingham.” more

Yvonne Spicer - The People's Mayor EndorsementLetterNews
October 22, 2017

Letter: Supporting Spicer For Mayor As Framingham Needs ‘New Blood’

“I am supporting Yvonne Spicer because I feel we need new blood.

We need a highly-motivated business person who has no political baggage, owes no one political favors for their support past or present.” – Donna Shaefer more

Yvonne Spicer - The People's Mayor EndorsementLetterNews
October 22, 2017

Letter: Kahn supports Spicer for Mayor

“To manage, survive and thrive in current times requires a fresh team on the field. Here some needs remain unchanged: management that can be relied upon to be candid, honest and committed to the tasks at hand.” – John Kahn more

Picture of Margareth Shepard and Yvonne Spicer. Ms. Shepard backs Yvonne's campaign to be Framingham's first Mayor. EndorsementNews
October 15, 2017

Margareth Shepard Backs Spicer in the November 7th Election

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.” more

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October 10, 2017

Yvonne Spicer for Mayor Campaign Names Co-Chairs for the Sprint to the Finish

Mayoral Candidate Yvonne Spicer announced today that Dr. Irwin Blumer and Erica Mash have joined her campaign team as Co-Chairs for the final stretch leading up to the general election on November 7, 2017. more

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October 4, 2017

Yvonne Spicer Announces Participation in a Dozen Public Events for Voters

Framingham Mayoral Candidate Yvonne Spicer announced today she is inviting the people of Framingham to join her at 12 events ahead of the Nov. 7, 2017 general election. She has accepted invitations to participate in five Mayoral forums and has scheduled a series of seven meet-ups called Let’s Talk Framingham. more . . .

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October 1, 2017

Yvonne Spicer Decisively Wins Framingham’s Mayoral Preliminary Election

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. more . . .

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September 27, 2017

Yvonne Spicer Emerges As Front-runner In Framingham’s First Mayoral Race

Spicer, whose only political experience is as a town meeting member, surprised some analysts by earning half of the votes in a crowded field of seven candidates. She emerged as the front-runner over Stefanini, former town selectman and state representative who played a pivotal role in steering Framingham toward changing its system of government. more

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September 27, 2017

Photos: Spicer celebrates preliminary win for Framingham Mayor

Framingham mayoral candidate Yvonne Spicer led the field of seven candidates with 5,964 votes, outpacing former state Rep. John Stefanini with 3,184 votes. She gathered with supporters Tuesday night at the Aegean Restaurant. more . . .

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September 27, 2017

Spicer Wins Preliminary Election; Voters To Choose First Framingham Mayor in November

Yvonne Spicer, a vice president of advocacy and educational partnerships at the Museum of Science in Boston, received almost 55 percent of the the nearly 11,000 votes cast for Framingham’s first mayor in Tuesday’s preliminary election. more . . .

Framingham Preliminary Election Results - Sept. 26, 2017 News
September 27, 2017

Thank you Framingham!

Thank you Framingham. I can’t thank you enough.  Your voice was heard and it was heard loud and clear.  I am honored to move forward in this race. more . . .

September 25, 2017

Show your Support with our Facebook Profile Picture

Tomorrow is the preliminary election! Let’s join together to spread the word and show our support for Yvonne Spicer for Mayor. If you’re on Facebook, save the button image and…

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September 19, 2017

Charter Commissioner Adam Blumer Endorses Yvonne Spicer for First Framingham Mayor

As a Charter Commissioner, I supported the change to a city form of government and so far, I’ve been pleased by all the new activity, from league of Women Voters to neighborhood forums where issues are explored. New ideas are coming, and it is it is great to see the variety of people running for Mayor and Council! The choice of Mayor is the most important one we will make, and I believe Yvonne Spicer is clearly the best choice for Framingham for the following reasons: more

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September 16, 2017

Emily’s List has endorsed Yvonne Spicer for Mayor of Framingham

Emily’s List has endorsed Yvonne Spicer for Mayor of Framingham. more

Yvonne Spicer - The People's Mayor News
September 11, 2017

Framingham Mayoral Candidate Yvonne Spicer Files Early Finance Report

A week before the deadline Yvonne Spicer, Candidate for Mayor of Framingham submitted a campaign finance report today to the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF). The report shows the campaign raised $38,418 as of 9/8/17 with 67% of contributions coming from within Framingham.

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September 11, 2017

LWV Candidates Showcase – 9-9-2017

LWV Candidates Showcase. September 9, 2017.

Yvonne Spicer - The People's Mayor EndorsementLetterNews
September 10, 2017

Letter: Spicer Is Not Your Typical Mayoral Candidate

Yvonne Spicer is not your typical Mayoral candidate, but this is no typical election. Bob Berman endorses Yvonne for Mayor.

I am looking for three major things when deciding who I want to be the first person to run the City of Framingham; Executive excellence, strong moral character, and the ability to bring together a wide and incredibly diverse cross-section of residents. more

Yvonne Spicer being interviewed for The MetroWest Daily News News
September 10, 2017

Spicer: Ready to lead Framingham’s new city government

At age 6, Yvonne Spicer met a woman whose example of leadership still resonates with her.

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September 7, 2017

Video of Mayoral Debate at Heritage at Framingham

Framingham Mayoral Debate at Heritage at Framingham.

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September 6, 2017

MetroWest Daily News Interview

Yvonne Spicer is interviewed by Jim Haddadin from The MetroWest Daily News

Yvonne Spicer - The People's Mayor News
September 2, 2017

Dr. Yvonne Spicer Releases: My Vision for the Next Four Years and Beyond

Yvonne Spicer, candidate for Framingham Mayor is the first in to publish a complete campaign platform. The 35-page document released today titled “My Vision for the Next Four Years and Beyond” includes 5 priority topics: Smooth Transition to a City Form of Government, Excellence in Education and Schools, Invigorating Our Economy: Planned Growth, Balanced Development, Preservation of Assets, Resources and Quality of Life, and Investing in Our People.

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August 27, 2017

Lawn signs are here!

Hello Framingham! Do you have yours? You can get one by clicking on the volunteer link in the left-hand side menu. Fill in your info, including your address, and select “display a lawn sign”.

Yvonne Spicer - The People's Mayor EndorsementLetterNews
August 21, 2017

Irwin Blumer Endorses Yvonne Spicer

Yvonne Spicer is the only candidate with the executive leadership experience needed to be Framingham’s mayor. When she was appointed as the Director of Newton’s Tech-Voc program, the trade teachers, who were all men, had reservations about a Black woman leading the program. Yet, in a very short period of time she had their complete loyalty. How did she do that? First, she established trust, by being honest and transparent, by listening to people, by speaking from her head and her heart. – Irwin Blumer more

Margareth Shepard Speaks at Yvonne Spicer's Campaign Kickoff Event NewsVideos
August 21, 2017

Margareth Shepard Speaks at Spicer’s Campaign Kickoff Event

July 12, 2017 – Margareth Shepard introduces Yvonne Spicer at Spicer’s Campaign Kickoff Event.

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August 15, 2017

Women’s Summer Lunch

Yvonne joined the annual democratic women summer luncheon hosted by Democratic State Committee member, Nazda Alam.

Yvonne Spicer on Framingham Now NewsVideos
August 11, 2017

Framingham Now with Yvonne Spicer

Jack Patrick Lewis interviews Mayoral Candidate Yvonne Spicer

Yvonne Spicer at the MWPC Biennial Convention News
August 9, 2017

Yvonne attends the NWPC Biennial Convention

Our own Yvonne Spicer attended the  National Women’s Political Caucus Biennial Convention last month.  Here’s Yvonne with MWPC Board Members and other MWPC endorsed candidates running for office in municipal races…

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July 29, 2017

Yvonne Speaks About Inclusiveness at Margareth Shepard’s City Council Campaign Kickoff Event

On June 13, 2017, Yvonne Spicer spoke at Margareth Shepard’s City Council Campaign Kickoff Event at the Masonic Temple, Framingham
Yvonne’s remarks are interpreted in Portuguese.

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July 28, 2017

Do you know where we are?

Yvonne Spicer for Framingham Mayor Campaign Headquarters are now located at 945 Concord Street (between Route 30 and Old CT Path). Office hours are . . .

July 27, 2017

Hundreds Attend Yvonne Spicer’s Campaign Kick Off For Mayor

Yvonne Spicer officially launched her campaign to become Framingham’s inaugural Mayor at Ken’s Steakhouse on Wednesday, July 12 th . She was introduced by Margareth Shepherd, Dr. Irwin Blumer and Dr. Ioannis Miaoulis.

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July 11, 2017

Have a Slice with Yvonne

Thanks to everyone who came to Slice of New York in Nobscot last night.  Great turnout, beautiful night, interesting conversations and really good food by Justin and crew!  Special thanks…

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July 7, 2017

Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus Endorses Yvonne Spicer for Mayor of Framingham

The Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus (MWPC) Political Action Committee announced on Friday that it has endorsed Yvonne Spicer in her campaign to become the inaugural Mayor of Framingham. more

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May 24, 2017

Dr. Yvonne Spicer Is First Framingham Mayoral Candidate Certified for the Ballot

Framingham Mayoral candidate Dr. Yvonne M. Spicer brought 56 pages of signatures to the Town Clerk’s office Monday. The Clerk’s office notified Spicer that by the time they counted 551 signatures all the criteria had been met. Over 1100 signatures were submitted, far surpassing the 500 required.

Photo of the Memorial Building in Framingham NewsYvonne
May 22, 2017

Why I’m Running For Mayor

s a resident since 1985 and a leader that has spent a 30+ year career building bridges between multiple constituencies, I have stepped up as a candidate for mayor of…