Read as much as you want on BostonGlobe.com, anywhere and anytime, for just 99¢.

Woburn

City elections take shape

Continue reading below

A three-way race for mayor is taking center stage as the city’s 2013 election season gets underway. The deadline for returning nomination papers recently passed. In the mayor’s race, two-term incumbent Scott D. Galvin faces opposition from John P. Flaherty, a local philanthropist, and former state representative Patrick M. Natale. The mayor’s race is one of two that will be featured in a Sept. 17 preliminary election. In the other, Ward 5 Alderwoman Darlene Mercer-Bruen is being challenged by James M. Fletcher Jr. and Paul F. Muise Jr. The top two finishers in each race will proceed to the city election on Nov. 5. Other contested races that will appear on the November ballot feature incumbents Paul J. Denaro and Richard M Haggerty along with Michael P. Concannon competing for two alderman-at-large seats. Ward 1 Alderwoman Rosa DiTucci facing a challenge by Kevin C. Meaney. Ward 3 Alderman Mark E. Gaffney squaring off against former School Committee member Michael Scire. Ward 6 Alderman Michael L. Raymond contending with Francesco S. Recchia. In addition, there are seven candidates for five School Committee seats: incumbents Patricia E. Chisholm, Michael Mulrenan, and John W. Wells; and Ellen Crowley, Joseph E. Demers, Stanley Malvarosa, and Charles Viola. Three aldermen are running unopposed.

Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com