Newton-Needham Regional Chamber


Newton candidates for mayor debate business and economic development

Six of the seven candidates running for mayor of Newton met for a chamber-sponsored forum about business and economic development issues on Aug. 10. Topics covered included taxes, transportation, traffic, housing, jobs, village centers, Wells Ave., the Washington Street corridor and Newton’s reputation as a challenging place to do business.

The Boston Globe’s coverage is here.

The Newton TAB’s coverage is here.

Watch a video of the full event here.


In their own words: Newton’s candidates for mayor

 This fall, Newton voters will elect a new mayor. As of this publication’s deadline, three sitting Newton City Councilors and several citizens have declared interest in running for office. A run-off election on Sept. 12 will narrow the field to two candidates, with a final election to be held Nov. 7.

The chamber invited the three councilors – Ruthanne Fuller, Scott Lennon and Amy Mah Sangiolo — to submit columns explaining why they are running their platform on any positions they believe might be relevant to the business community. Their responses are linked below their photos:


Ruthanne Fuller

City Councilor

Scott Lennon

City Councilor

Amy Mah Sangiolo

City Councilor



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