Leone said Festa’s departure does not change his message, but he has gained several of Festa’s supporter from Greater Lowell, including state Reps. Geoffrey Hall, D-Westford, William Greene, D-Billerica, Tom Golden and Dave Nangle, both Lowell Democrats, and Lowell Police Superintendent Ed Davis. “Hands down Leone is the most qualified of those two for that position,” said Nangle, who supported Festa as a “friend and colleague.”
Interesting. One might have predicted that Jarrett Barrios, as a fellow “progressive,” would draw most of Festa’s supporters to his side. Apparently it’s not going to work out like that.