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 My name is Ben Harman and I am honored to represent Ward 4 on the City Council. I love Newburyport and I am grateful for the trust you've placed in me by electing me to this position. 
I am enthusiastic about serving our community and I am deeply committed to working to address the needs and concerns that matter most to you. In the current term, I serve on the Community Services and Budget & Finance committees. I can be reached at
As we embark on this journey together, my primary focus will be on fostering open communication, transparency, and collaboration. I believe that by working hand in hand, we can create a community that thrives on inclusivity, innovation, and shared values. Your voices are invaluable, and I am dedicated to being a responsive and accountable representative for our diverse community.

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What you can expect from me

I will focus on:

  • Leading with common sense
  • Finding consensus on issues before the council
  • Moving things forward
  • Acting as an independent voice for our neighborhood 

I will be available, honest, and will strive to make informed decisions with your input and on your behalf. 


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