Council Candidate Sharline Nabulime Submits 153 Nomination Signatures
WALTHAM — Waltham’s Ward 6 city council candidate Sharline Nabulime submitted nomination papers with 153 signatures at the City Clerk’s office on July 3, formally beginning her candidacy for the open seat. 50 signatures are required for filing nomination papers.
“I’m honored to have been able to speak to hundreds of neighbors across Ward 6 as I begin this campaign,” said Nabulime, “and I’m just as eager for the opportunity to speak with hundreds more in the lead-up to the preliminary election on August 7.”
The election comes after longtime Ward 6 Councillor Robert Waddick vacated the seat in order to become City Clerk. Nabulime, who lives in her family home on Hammond Street, first came to work in Waltham in the early 1990s. She joins the race with a background as a health care aide who has worked with senior citizens and people with disabilities. “I come from a long line of doctors and people who serve other people,” she said, “So when I saw that there was an opportunity to serve, I went right to city hall to pull papers.”
With a daughter on full scholarship at Georgetown for diplomacy and elations, Nabulime says, “I couldn’t have a gap in such a distinguished line of family members committed to community service!”
Walking Ward 6, Nabulime has kept a list of every neighbor’s concerns. She also commits to memory the things they love about living in the ward. “I grew up surrounded by farms, and if you walked from home to the local market, everyone knew what time you passed by their house would call your parents if you didn’t properly greet them,” says Nabulime, “So it’s particularly gratifying to hear every single resident talk about open space and the Waltham Fields Community Farm and Community Gardens as the things that make this feel like a different, special place with deep community ties.”
Altogether, seven candidates pulled papers for election. The two highest vote-getters in the August 7 election will advance to a general election on September 25.