Should Warren decide to run in 2009, Newtonites would potentially benefit from a debate between a mayor with a strong track record and a new face with a list of real-life experiences, Grossman added.
"I think a lot of people will see a competition, if you will, as something of being a win-win for the people of Newton,” he said.
In his current position, Warren works with municipalities on economic development and constituent issues across the state.
Considering his experience within the executive and legislative branches, “[Setti] has a finger on the pulse of unmet needs of cities and towns,” Grossman said.
He didn’t consider Warren’s status as a first-time candidate a detriment to any future campaign.
“I think the people of Newton are very open-minded to fresh faces who offer something special and exciting and bold and imaginative ... and Setti is all those things.” Grossman said.
Last August, Setti Warren married Elizabeth Tasker Plummer, who he met during Kerry's '04 campaign. John Kerry was a groomsman at Warren's wedding.
Cross posted from The Democratic Daily.