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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Committee to Elect Mark Niedergang announces campaign kickoff

Somerville—February 21, 2013—The Committee to Elect Mark Niedergang announced today that it will host a party and fundraiser to kick off his campaign for Ward 5 Alderman on Sunday, March 3rd, 4-6 PM at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville.

The Committee promises delicious free food from Redbones, Taco Loco, and Gauchão , fun entertainment, and provocative discussion. Alex the Jester will entertain. State Representative Carl Sciortino (Somerville/Medford) will speak.

Anticipating an exciting campaign for the Ward 5 Alderman’s seat, Mr. Niedergang said, “Our city is changing. Let’s shape that change to build the community that we want. I look forward to working together to protect our neighborhoods and manage development wisely, preserve Somerville’s character and diversity, enrich our environment, keep more families in Somerville, and make city government fair, honest and open.”

Mr. Niedergang has been elected four times to represent Ward 5 on the Somerville School Committee, serving in that role since 2006. He worked in the Somerville Police Department and Mayor’s Office of Human Services under Mayor Michael Capuano in the late 1990s. He has been a volunteer and Board member in many community organizations.

The kickoff is open to the media and the public, with a suggested contribution of $50 per adult. The Campaign reported that over 125 individuals and families have already made a financial contribution to the Campaign and that fundraising went well in 2012.

More information about Mr. Niedergang, his record on the School Committee and views on the issues is available at the Campaign website,

Questions regarding issues and platform may be directed to the candidate at (617) 629-8033 or

1 comment:

Ward Five said...

Hi everyone,

Just moved the picture up to the top.