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September 20, 2013

Mayoral candidates press on

Earls will withhold support until meetings with both candidates


Jones, a veteran councilor who is in the building business, said his work schedule kept him from the campaign trail leading up to the preliminary, but that will change this fall.

“I worked a lot this summer (on construction projects) and didn’t have much time for campaigning,” Jones said. “My opponent had many signs; I had none. I feel fortunate that I came in second, and will be working hard this fall to connect to the people and hear their thoughts. I will have more time to campaign.”

In Ward 2, lawyers Chris Welch and Jared Eigerman moved forward for a showdown in November. First-time candidate Paula Chambers came in third.

In November, 10 candidates will be running for five at-large seats.

Also, there will be two candidates for each of five ward seats. Council President Tom O’Brien is unopposed in Ward 6. Five candidates will be running for three seats on the School Committee.

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