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Decision 2021

March 16 was Newton's Special Election in order to to fill two vacancies on the City Council: Councilor at Large for Ward 1 and Councilor at Large for Ward 2. John Oliver and Tarik Lucas were elected to City Council as Councilor at Large for Ward 1 and Councilor at Large for Ward 2, respectively. View the City's Unofficial Vote Count

Here is Newton News with the results and statements from the Oliver and Lucas. Our election coverage leading up to the Special Election can be viewed below.



In the lead up to the Special Election, NewTV, in collaboration with The League of Women Voters in Newton, produced two virtual candidate forums, one for each race. Both forums can be viewed below. 


Councilor At Large Ward One Candidate Forum


Councilor At Large Ward Two Candidate Forum


Newton News also interviewed each candidate individually. 


John Oliver: Candidate, Ward 1 Councilor-at-Large


 Madeline Ranalli: Candidate, Ward 1 Councilor-at-Large


Bryan Barash, Candidate for Ward 2, Councilor-at-Large


Tarik Lucas, Candidate, Ward 2 Councilor-at-Large


David Micley, Candidate, Ward 2 Councilor-At-Large