Leland Cheung earned more votes than any other City Council candidate and surpassed the next closest candidate’s vote total by almost 20 percent, according to data cited by Cheung’s reelection campaign.
The School Committee’s Marc McGovern has thanks, congratulations, regrets and a message for the coming term.
Turnout was reported to be low in daytime voting Tuesday in Cambridge’s municipal elections, with candidates pleading throughout the day for citizens to report to their polling places.
City Council candidates agree campaign donations from developer do not affect their political decisions, and some say they take steps to ensure it doesn’t. Some just don’t accept the money.
Contributors to the City Council campaign are friends and relatives — and some notable others.
Tim Rowe, of the The Cambridge Innovation Center, made $2,740 in campaign donations to incumbents.
Cambridge voters are lucky to have a strong field of challengers they can elect this year, which will help keep the City Council and School Committee full of new ideas and energy. There are also some remarkable incumbents.
Keeping in mind her 19-vote margin in the past to School Committee election, the Committee to Elect Patty Nolan has had volunteers door-knocking, hosting events and gathering endorsements in an effort to ensure a smooth reelection.
City Manager Robert W. Healy doesn’t run for office, but he’s a prime topic here every time someone else does. Here’s a printable guide on where City Council candidates stand on his performance and related issues.
The Mervan Osborne campaign says it has identified 612 new supporters and 606 “potentially persuadable” voters in a quest for a School Committee seat — among the more insider-ish details from a Friday statement.