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Friday, March 13, 2020

Hirsch Out, Strezo In



City Councilor at Large Stephanie Hirsch confirmed this week that she will be stepping down from her seat in late April as her family prepares to move closer to family. The 5th place finisher, Ward 1 resident Kristen Strezo will be our new City Councilor at Large. This marks the first major political change under the 2014 Charter Change for City Council vacancies. You're welcome :)

Hirsch's announcement didn't come as a surprise as she hinted to it while running for re-election in 2019. She was first elected in 2017 during a groundbreaking overhaul of the political landscape in Somerville led by the Bernie Sanders inspired organization Our Revolution. The group did not endorse her in 2019. The group also took a pass on Strezo focusing instead on Mary Jo Rossetti, Will Mbah and Bill White.

Read Stephanie's statement here.
Read Kristen's statement here.


2 comments:

Unknown said...

This is the correct link to Kristen Strezo's statement:
http://www.thesomervilletimes.com/archives/98197#more-98197

Courtney said...

Thank you to Ron Newman who pointed out that Stephanie did not receive the OR endorsement in 2017.