“I am running for State Representative for the Fourth District of Suffolk County. I am excited about the opportunity to represent you, to work alongside you, and to work for you in our neighborhood and on Beacon Hill. I love our neighborhood and I can also see its potential for being even better than it is today. We face real challenges in our neighborhood and I want to be an advocate for our concerns on Beacon Hill. Over the next few months, I will be out in the neighborhood of South Boston, Harbor Point, and Upham’s Corner. I will meet many of you and I am looking forward to hearing your concerns and ideas.
I live on East Broadway in South Boston. I am a graduate of Boston College High School, Trinity College, and New England School of Law. I am an attorney at Morrison Mahoney LLP on Summer Street in South Boston. I am a neighborhood activist and proud volunteer, working with groups such as the South Boston Neighborhood House, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, the Paraclete Foundation, the West Broadway Neighborhood Association, the South Boston Arts & Cultural Center, a West Broadway Revitalization group, South Boston Grows, and most recently as a coach in our South Boston Youth Football program. I am a Democrat and I proudly represented Ward 6 at the Democratic State Convention. My local activism has taught me that much can be accomplished if you are willing to roll up your sleeves and go to work. That is what I have been doing for our neighborhood for years as a volunteer–organizing neighbors, pressuring elected officials, planting trees, raising money, mentoring kids–all to make our neighborhood better for all of us. As your State Representative, I’ll work just as hard as the advocate for our community.
Whether you have lived in South Boston or Dorchester your whole life, or you just moved here in the past few years, we all have a stake in our neighborhood. We all share the same concerns. We want excellent schools to send our kids to right here in the neighborhood, a lively and growing local economy, good public transportation, and safe and clean streets. Our shared concerns will be my priorities.
I look forward to the campaign and to talking to you more about the issues that face us all.