Meet the District 5 City Council Candidates

by | Sep 11, 2017 | Politics | 0 comments

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, four candidates will make a play for Worcester’s District 5 City Council seat in a preliminary election.

Meet the District 5 City Council Candidates 1

Clockwise from L to R: Ben Champagne, Doug Arbetter, Paul Franco, and Matt Wally/Photo by Matthew Wright

There are four candidates running – Doug Arbetter, Ben Champagne, Paul Franco and Matt Wally.

The two candidates from each district with the most votes in next week’s preliminary election will move onto the municipal election in November.

Click on the names below to read our profiles on the D5 candidates.

District 5 Candidates

Matthew Wally – Tuesday, Sept. 5

Paul Franco – Wednesday, Sept. 6

Doug Arbetter – Thursday, Sept. 7

Benjamin Champagne – Friday, Sept. 8

Voting in the preliminary election is for Worcester residents living in District 1 or 5 only. Polls will be open from 7 AM to 8 PM. If you’re unsure of where to vote, please visit the City of Worcester Voter Search.

The last day to register to vote for Worcester’s municipal election is Wednesday, October 18. To register, visit the Massachusetts Online Voter Registration.


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Patrick Sargent is the founder and lead reporter for ThisWeekinWorcester.com. He was born and raised on Grafton Hill and is a graduate of Holy Name high school and Worcester State University. Previous to starting TWIW, he worked as a contributing reporter for the Worcester Sun. Before that, over the course of several years, he had stints with GoLocalWorcester, Worcester Magazine, the Leominster Champion and Fitchburg Pride. He can be contacted at [email protected]