He won the Andover precincts, but lost heavily in Lawrence to former City Council President Frank Moran, who won the race.
Oberto said she thought about running several times since the 2010 campaign, but the timing wasn’t quite right.
Now, she said, she’s in a better position. Her oldest child, 16-year-old Olivia, is a sophomore at Andover High School and Abigail, 10, is a fourth-grader at South Elementary School.
“My kids are a little older, it’s a better fit and a better time,” she said.