Boucher Testing Mayoral Waters
Councilor Ronald A. Boucher presiding over his first meeting at president in 2009. Boucher is considering a run for mayor.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — City Council President Ronald Boucher confirmed on Monday that he's "looking into" a run for the Corner Office.
"I've been approached by a lot of people ... a lot of people," said the six-term councilor.
Rumors of Boucher's possible mayoral candidacy have been circling for several weeks but he said on Monday he had not made a decision yet. He did say he had spoken with Mayor Richard Alcombright and told the mayor he would let him know when he made a decision.
Alcombright is finishing his first term as mayor and announced his re-election bid a couple weeks ago. He and Boucher served as councilors for several terms together before Alcombright successfully ran against the state's "dean of mayors," John Barrett III, in 2009.
Along with the change in the Corner Office came several new (or returning) councilors and the election of Boucher for the first time as the council's president.
Boucher has not, at least publicly, differed significantly with Alcombright during the past 16 months.
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