For those who missed last month’s front-page Boston Globe story about Lisa Wong, there is an exciting race for who will be the next mayor of Fitchburg going on. Lisa is one of two candidates who made it through the preliminary to run for the final election on Tuesday, November 6th, and I am supporting her.
I have known Lisa for five years, having met her when I first ran for state Representative in 2002. As a community economic development lawyer at the time, I met with Lisa in her capacity as an Assistant at the Fitchburg Redevelopment Authority. She was helpful in educating me about economic development activities going on in North Central Massachusetts, and I was impressed with her ideas about helping stimulate an old mill city like Fitchburg.
Since then, Lisa has had an impressive career in public service, including serving as the first full-time Executive Director of the Fitchburg Redevelopment Authority and Executive Director of the Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development, which does great work in the Boston area.
Check out her website. I am organizing a group of volunteers to help Lisa’s campaign this Saturday, Nov. 3rd, and would love to have your help in electing a young, dynamic candidate from Central Massachusetts running for public office. You can email me at James@RepEldridge.com if you’d like to get involved, or Lisa Wong’s campaign can be contacted at 978-345-8683 or firstname.lastname@example.org In addition, campaign donations are (of course) always welcome, and needed.