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FRAMINGHAM REP. EYEING RUN TO BECOME CITY'S FIRST MAYOR

By Matt Murphy

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, APRIL 18, 2017....With Framingham poised to become the newest city in Massachusetts, state Rep. Chris Walsh says he's seriously considering a pursuit to become the first mayor of the fifty-seventh city.

Walsh, a fourth-term Democrat from Framingham, called the opportunity to serve as mayor a "wildly interesting" proposition and one that he is actively exploring as city officials prepare for a recount before certifying the town's vote to change its local charter.


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