The Lowell Sun website now has the newspaper’s endorsements for city council. Eight candidates were endorsed, three incumbents and five challengers.
Incumbent councilors who received the endorsement were:
Challengers who were endorsed were:
That means the following incumbent city councilors WERE NOT endorsed:
Challengers who were not endorsed include:
For the School Committee, the newspaper endorsed the sole challenger, Steve Gendron, and all six incumbents (Dave Conway, Robert Gignac, Jim Leary, Kristin Ross-Sitcawich, Kim Scott and Connie Martin) but with the caveat that since Ross-Sitcawich and Martin both work for CTI, having two employees of that entity on the school committee would be inadvisable and so the newspaper recommends selecting just one of those two.
For the Vocational School Committee, the newspaper endorsed Fred Bahou for a full 4-year term (but not George O’Hare) and Ray Boutin for the 2-year term (he’s unopposed so he should be all set).