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Newton votes Tuesday for mayor, aldermen, School Committee

Posted by Evan Allen  November 4, 2013 03:44 PM

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Newton voters head to the polls Tuesday to decide the city's next mayor, and to settle contested races for the School Committee and Board of Aldermen.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Incumbent Mayor Setti Warren, who on Friday was endorsed by the Newton Police Association, is facing longtime alderman Ted Hess-Mahan, a former supporter who has lobbed sharp criticisms about the current administration's transparency and record on affordable housing.

Warren has championed his successes settling union contracts and eliminating the city's structural deficit, while Hess-Mahan has highlighted his work on the city's land use committee and his advocacy for the homeless.

Voters will also cast ballots for the Ward 2 School Committee member seat, for which Andrea Steenstrup and Margaret Albright are vying. Incumbents Deborah Crossley and Brian Yates are competing with Christopher Steele for two Ward 5 Alderman-at-Large seats.

Alison Leary and Allan Ciccone are vying for the Ward 1 Alderman seat, and Eve Tapper and Emily Norton are competing for the Ward 2 Alderman seat.

Neighborhood Area Council Elections will also be held for the Newton Highlands, Newton Upper Falls, Waban, and Newtonville.

To view sample ballots and to verify precinct information, go to the city's website here.

Evan Allen can be reached at evan.allen@globe.com

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