Jeff Drago is the clear frontrunner in this race. He has been involved in local Eastie politics for years serving on many boards as well as being an active member of the East Boston Democratic Ward Committee. Forget the fact that he is being supported by Mennino, Petruccelli, Travaglini and LaMattina. He is a great candidate in his own right. Being an East Boston resident I took the time to sit down with him over a cup of coffee and found that he is very good on our progressive issues, he is for Gay Marriage, for Immigrant Tuition, for a womans right to choose etc….
Lets not rule this guy out.
Check out his web site at www.jeffdrago.com
Gloribell is a wonderful young woman but has not been involved in Eastie politics very long. I just don’t see this as the right time for her to run. Perhaps in a few years the political winds might be right for her but not now.
Baisle although trying to pass himself off as a Democrat has worked diligently for Kerry Healy, Romney, Weld, Cellucci, Jenkin and Bush Cheney just to name a few of the Republican reaces he has been deeply involved in. Sorry but I don’t think Eastie will vote for a Republicrat no matter how charming he is.
As for Berringer I believe she is stil in the race. Her claim to fame is her opposition to the Airport. Not sure a one issue person with no real organization can go far in this race.
These are just my thoughts and observations as a lifelong resident and activist.