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Newcomers join political veterans seeking offices

By JOSH RESNEK

Nomination papers were made available by the Election Department at city hall Monday morning. By Monday evening, 33 men and women took papers out.

This is by no means the final list. It was the opening salvo of more candidates to come in what is turning out to be a full-fledged political season in Everett.

All three mayoral candidates took out papers.

Gerly Adrien, Fred Capone, and the mayor are all out gathering signatures as we go to press.

The councilor at large race looks to be well contested with six candidates for five seats.

The list of candidates is expected to grow.

At the moment, Councilors at Large Richard Dell Isola, Jr. and Michael Marchese have taken out papers.

A host of newcomers have also taken out papers for at large.

This includes Angel DiNunzio, James Mastrocola, Stephanie Smith, James LaVecchio, Allen Panarese and Keith Gianelli.

Smith is the daughter of former Representative Stat Smith. She previously ran for the School Committee. Panarese is on the School Committee.

Wayne Matewsky is stepping aside from the at-large race. He is running in Ward 1.

Former longtime councilor Jason Marcus is running in Ward 2.

Stephanie Martins, the incumbent, has also pulled her papers.

The mayor’s cousin Anthony DiPierro is running for re-election in Ward 3.

Councilor Jimmy Tri Le is running again from his home Ward 4.

The Everett city seal on city hall. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)


He may be facing James Mastrocola, who has also pulled papers for an at-large seat. Rosa DiFlorio, the outspoken Councilwoman from Ward 5 is running for re-election. Ward 6 features Alfred Lattanzi, one of the city’s most ardent supporters of the mayor, and Ross N. Pietrantonio from a very well-known Ward 6 family.

Millie Cardello is going for at-large on the School Committee. She topped the ticket that last time out.

Margaret Cornelio, the mother of City Clerk Sergio Cornelio is also running at large.

School Committeewoman Cynthia Sarne has also pulled papers.

In Ward 1 Joanne Paris, a former city treasurer here is running and so too are Cardello and Cornelio. The option to run for at large and a ward will be determined at the time they submit their nomination papers. They will have to declare one or the other.

Jason Marcus is mulling a Ward 2 run.

School Committee chair Frank Parker has pulled papers for a Ward 3 reprise.

Ward 4 School Committeewoman Dana Murray pulled papers.

City Council Secretary Mike Mangan also pulled papers in Ward 4

School Committeewoman Dana Murray is running from Ward 4, again.

Ward 5 School Committeeman Marcony Barros is running for re-election in Ward 5.

In Ward 6, Bearadino D’Onofrio, a former School Committeeman, is running.

Mayoral candidates must gather and submit 500 legal signatures approved by the Election Department to have their names officially put on the ballot.

At large councilor, candidates need to gather 250 legal signatures and ward candidates need 125 legal signatures.

At large school committee, candidates must put in 250 legal signatures.

Ward candidates need to gather 125 legal signatures.

It is expected that at least another 15 candidates will fill out the list of those running in the next two weeks.

Signatures need to be returned by mid-June.

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