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Political Newcomer Joining North Adams City Council

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Josh Landes
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WAMC
Incoming North Adams, Massachusetts city councilor Jess Sweeney

In November’s municipal election, Jess Sweeney was the only newcomer elected to the nine-person North Adams, Massachusetts city council. Sweeney is the creative director of Common Folk, an artist collective with a store and studio on Main Street. She spoke with WAMC about what led her to seek public office, and what her priorities are for 2020 and beyond.

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