“There were only 1,069 votes separating Joe and me,” said Walles, whose take amounted to about 37% of the ballots. “I said, if I got more than 30%, I’m good.”
Somerville City Council. Curtatone
At the event, many of the candidates—whether running for reelection or seeking a seat for the first time—stressed the importance of fighting for more affordable housing, as well as more and better public transportation, and of continuing to build a progressive movement that addresses economic and social injustice.