For Immediate Release
September 14, 2021
EMILYs List Congratulates Ruthanne Fuller on Advancing to the General Election in Newton Mayoral Race
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Ruthanne Fuller on advancing to the general election in the race for mayor of Newton, MA. Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Ruthanne Fuller on advancing through the preliminary election for mayor of Newton, MA. As mayor, Ruthanne has prioritized improving Newton’s education systems, investing in infrastructure and public transportation, and leading the city through the COVID-19 health and economic crises. We are pleased to stand with Ruthanne as she proceeds to the general election in November.”
In 2018, Ruthanne Fuller was sworn in as the 31st mayor of Newton, becoming the first ever woman to hold the position. Prior to her mayoral run, Ruthanne served as a city councilor from Ward 7 and served as vice chair of the Newton Citizen Advisory Group.
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