April 25th Re-election Fundraiser at the Armory

Please come to Mark's fundraiser on April 25th at the Armory Cafe! Click here for more information.

Please see a letter from Mark below the flyer.


Committee To Elect Mark Niedergang

Marya Axner, Campaign Chair

Jay Plumb, Treasurer                                                                                                                                                                         

March 15, 2017

Dear Ward 5 neighbors, friends, and supporters in Somerville and beyond,                                                                   

I am writing to ask for your financial support for my work as an Alderman in Somerville.  Please help me  begin to prepare for a campaign in 2019 for a fourth term as the Ward 5 Alderman.   I hope you can join me, Marya and Rae, State Representative Mike Connolly, and many other friends at the Armory Café, Wednesday, April 25, 5:30 – 7:30 PM for my annual fundraiser.  (See invitation on the back of this letter). 

Due to the huge voter turnout (16,000 vs. the typical 10,000) and resulting stunning outcome of the November 2017 Somerville municipal election, there are five (out of 11) new Aldermen this year.  The political possibilities have shifted significantly.  Many policies and programs that could make a positive difference in residents’ lives and shape a better future for Somerville now have strong support on the Board of Aldermen and from the Mayor.

As one of the most experienced Aldermen, I am now Chair of the Legislative Matters Committee, which is addressing many of the most important and controversial issues facing Somerville -- Real Estate Transfer Fee, Tenant Right of First Refusal to Purchase, Community Benefits, Condominium Conversion, Airbnb, and many environmental issues.  Chairing Legislative Matters is a huge responsibility and a tremendous challenge.  There is so much that we Aldermen need to learn, work through, and figure out, and so little time to do it!  I am working hard, reaching out for advice, and utilizing all my experience, relationships and creativity to try to make as much progress as possible on these critical issues.

Because of the important work that needs to get done, which will likely take many years to complete,  and because I am enjoying being part of this brand new group of Aldermen, I have decided to run for another 2-year term as Ward 5 Alderman in 2019.  I have worked closely with many people representing Ward 5 for eight years on the School committee and four years as an Alderman.  We have accomplished a lot, but the current political moment presents a tremendous opportunity to do so much more. 

Thank you again for your past help and support, for advocating for what you think is right, for sharing your concerns and ideas with me.  The information and feedback I get from you and other Somerville residents teaches me a great deal and helps me do my job better.  You help me take on complex  issues like the citywide zoning overhaul, affordable housing, how to fund improvements in our aging infrastructure, and others.  I am grateful that I get to do this exciting, and challenging work, and to be in contact with so many caring, dedicated, and engaged people in our beloved city.  It is a great joy to help make our community a better place in which to live and one that protects, nurtures and cares for all.

Sincerely yours,



Mark Niedergang

Ward 5 Alderman



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