State Representative and Ward 2 City Councillor Steve Ultrino has announced that he will not seek re-election in November for what would be his third term on the Malden City Council, allowing him to focus on representing the city of Malden in the House of Representatives. Ultrino will continue to serve as the Ward 2 Councilor until the end of his term in early January 2016.
Ultrino said he wanted to officially announce his decision early to grant enough time for interested Ward 2 residents who wish to run for his seat. “It has been an honor to represent the people of Ward 2 on the Malden City Council. When I won my election as the State Representative, I promised to finish out my term as Councillor in order to save the expense of a special election to the city and to ensure that Ward 2 continued to be represented on the Council. I love my work on the City Council and feel I have been able to do a lot of great work in my two terms. “
Ultrino said he was proud of the funds he was able to bring in to Ward 2 to see the completion of MacDonald Stadium and Callahan Park. "These last few years have also been busy overseeing major road work, tree planting and sidewalk repairs around the Ward. I am proud of my accomplishments as the Ward Councilor and am flattered to have had the support of so many of my neighbors. Ward 2 is a great neighborhood with a great future ahead.”
Ultrino is in his first term at the State Representative in the 33rd Middlesex District which represents all of Wards 2, 4, 6 and 8 as well as Wards 3-1, 5-1 and 7-2. He was elected on November 4, 2014.