As the Monday deadline to submit municipal election nomination signatures passed, Election Commission staff determined that the Nov. 2 ballot will hold 19 council candidates competing for nine seats and nine School Committee candidates vying for six seats.
People running for Cambridge public office must file between 50 and 100 signatures of registered voters to appear on the November ballot. Halfway through the nomination period, a dozen have: seven for City Council and five for School Committee.
On the first day nomination papers became available for the Nov. 2 municipal elections, 14 candidates for city councillor stopped by the Election Commission for a set and four candidates for the School Committee.
Whether to hire a deputy city manager remains “in discussion” more than 3.5 months after the departure of Lisa Peterson from the role, City Manager Louis A. DePasquale said Tuesday at a municipal budget hearing.
Three city councillors announced their intentions to run for reelection this week: first-termer Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler on Wednesday, vice mayor Alanna Mallon on Thursday and Quinton Zondervan on Friday.
Councillor Marc McGovern announced his reelection campaign Monday, asking voters to return him to office to continue work on priorities including affordable housing, homelessness, income and food insecurity, and climate change.
The city’s deputy manager, Lisa Peterson, has quietly retired, the City Manager’s Office acknowledged. She opted to leave around a year and five months early from the time left on her most recent contract.