Well, this is one of the longer things you’ll see on BMG. I hope you’ll agree it’s also very much worth it.
At jconway’s suggestion, I reached out to State Rep candidate Joe Gravellese, who is running in the 16th Suffolk district — mostly Revere, with parts of Saugus and Chelsea. He’s 32, from Revere; a former staffer for Rep. Lori Ehrlich, but also with considerable experience in Revere city government, as you’ll see.
I sent Joe some very open-ended questions via email, and he was kind enough to provide very thoughtful and thorough responses. It’s good stuff. — Charley