Waltham Mayor Says She Will Not Run Again

Mayor Jeanette McCarthy was first elected in 2003.


Mayor Jeannette McCarthy said today she will not seek re-election in the 2015 mayoral race. 

McCarthy, whom Waltham Patch users have recently criticized for her handling of the snowstorm, said she told several city councilors in January 2012 that she would not seek a fourth term. 

McCarthy, in an interview with Waltham Patch, said the recent criticism did not play a factor in her decision because she made the choice long before the storm.

"I have to take care of my parents," McCarthy said.

McCarthy said she told Councillors Paul Brasco, Tom Stanley and Diane LeBlanc in January 2012, whom she sees as the “top three vote-getters” in a mayoral race, she would not run again.

McCarthy, a longtime Waltham resident, was first elected mayor in 2003, and was re-elected in 2007 and 2011, according to City Clerk Russ Malone. McCarthy previously served two years as a Councillor-At-Large and six years on the Waltham School Committee, according to her city biography.

Tell us what you think of the mayor's announcement. Leave your comments in the comment box below.

Matt Carter February 14, 2013 at 03:53 PM
Frosty: The council recently approved $508,000 for a new Fire Engine for Engine 1 at Moody Street which is 19 Years old.
Matt Carter February 14, 2013 at 03:55 PM
And I was one of the 787.
Luis Rodriguez February 24, 2013 at 12:46 AM
Me too, I was one of the 787 people that wants to keep the Jeannette McCarthy (Mayor) in Waltham, MA. I do hope she would think about it more, I would hate for a new Mayor too ruin all the work she has done to the city of Waltham, Ma...
Lloyd Sheck March 30, 2013 at 07:13 AM
2 terms for mayor 2 Terms For City Council That Would Avoid The Click Crowd one of The Council Members Did Not Even Campaign And She Got Elected they Are Making A carreer Out Of Politics


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