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Greenfield political notebook: City election

  • Precinct 3 Greenfield City Councilor Brickett Allis, who abstained from voting for a new library and against part of the zoning changes speaks Wednesday night at Greenfield High School. Staff Photo/Dan Little

Staff Writer
Published: 5/6/2019 6:09:31 PM

GREENFIELD — Precinct 3 City Councilor Brickett Allis kicked off his mayoral campaign Wednesday in front of City Hall. 

In a press release, Allis and his campaign director, Precinct 4 City Councilor Wanda Pyfrom, sent the day after his rally, they highlighted Allis’ desire to stabilize taxes and boost city employee morale. 

“Being mayor is not about politics on the backs of Greenfield’s hard-working residents and employees, it’s about public service for the residents, all taxpayers and employees,” Allis said, according to a copy of his speech. 

The councilor has served 19 years, dating back to when he was 19 years old. He is running on a campaign centered around responsible spending and limiting raising taxes, staples of his policy while on the council. 

Neither Allis nor Pyfrom plan on running for their council seats. Six of the 13 City Council seats will be up for election; at least four of the seats are expected to yield a new official. 

Former Town Councilor and School Committee Member Jim Henry announced his candidacy this week. He took out papers both for Precinct 4 and one of the two at-large seats, but said in a release that he will only run for one seat. 

Mayoral candidate Roxann Wedegartner held a Cinco de Mayo-themed kick-off rally Sunday, May 5, at Pete’s Seafood.

“I want to meet you and your family and I want you to meet me and my family,” the former longtime chairwoman of the Greenfield Planning Board said in a release put out by her communications director Danielle Letourneau-Therrien, a former town councilor.  

The third announced mayoral candidate, Precinct 6 City Councilor Sheila Gilmour did not hold any public events this week. She held a kickoff rally March 14. 

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