Preliminary Campaign Coverage Online

This campaign season has been keeping journalist in Somerville very busy.  The Patch, Somerville Journal, and The Somerville News have all taken time to share with their readers information about preliminary candidates for Ward 5 School Committee.  

The Somerville Patch published candidate's answers to questions regarding priorities, background and why people should vote for them.  Read my profile in The Patch here

The Somerville Journal interviewed each candidate and shared their findings in the article titled "3 newcomers face off for Somerville Ward 5 School Committee seat".

The Somerville News published "Meet the Candidates: Ward 5 School Committee" as part of their 2013 election series.   Candidates were asked to submit answers to three questions and a brief biography.

Additionally, SCATV provided each candidate the opportunity to record a 2 minute statement to share with voters.  Watch my segment of the video. 


Watch SCATV Video Statement

Titlepageforweb-300x129.jpgWatch me on SCATV as I share why I should be Ward 5’s next School Committee member.  My segment begins at 18:43 on the video.  Thanks to SCAT for providing all candidates on the ballot in the September 24th preliminary election an opportunity to record a brief statement. 


Progressive Democrats of Somerville (PDS) Questionnaire

The Progressive Democrats of Somerville distributes a comprehensive questionnaire for all School Committee candidates to complete.  Filling out the PDS questionnaire is a rewarding, time-intensive effort.   I enjoyed synthesizing what I have been hearing from community members with my personal experience in the schools.  Questions include opinions on budgeting, policy priorities and assessment of school strengths and areas for improvement.  Click here for my responses.  Please contact me at if you have any questions or comments.


New Campaign Sign

Laura Pitone School Committee SomervilleThe debut of my campaign sign and my first stand out at the Brown School polling station. Thanks to super mom and graphic designer Karen McMahon for her inspired creation. Additional thanks to all the supporters who braved the heat to hold these beautiful signs at the polling stations in Ward 5.


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Laura Pitone for Ward 5 School Committee
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