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Put State Representative Ruth Balser down for a "Yes" and a "Definite Maybe"

Posted by Ralph Ranalli May 20, 2008 12:39 PM

State Representative Ruth Balser voted in favor of the override this morning and said she is "seriously considering" a run for mayor.

Balser.JPG Ruth Balser (Globe file photo)

"A lot of people have asked me to consider it and I am seriously considering it," she said after casting her vote at the Memorial-Spaulding Elementary School in Newton Centre. "I love the city of Newton."

Balser has now represented the city of Newton for 10 years in the state legislature and before that served on the Board of Aldermen for eight years.

Others who have expressed interest in running for mayor include Alderman Ken Parker and Setti Warren, a top aide to US Senator John Kerry.

-- Ralph Ranalli

1 comments so far...
  1. Ruth Balser is for sound, competent managment of city finances. She is a person with common sense and very practical, unlike the present administration. I believe she is a person I can count on to be careful of how money is spent and that is spent wisely.

    Posted by Fiscal Responsibility August 19, 08 06:06 PM
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