Thank you for taking the time to learn about me and why I am seeking re-election to City Council again this year. I am a life-long resident of Haverhill, a community activist, and residential/commercial real estate attorney. My roots in Haverhill begin in the Bradford section, where I was born and raised on Lockwood Street, attended Sacred Hearts School, Haverhill High School, Suffolk University, and Suffolk University Law School. As a young man while in high school and in college, I worked at the Central Plaza Market Basket, (then DeMoulas). I earned a job as Legislative Aide to former State Representative Frank Emilio for ten years, from 1981-1990 and then became Chief of Staff for Senator Jim Jajuga, from 1991-2001. During this time I learned a lot about government, democracy, our history, and the law. The combination of my education and practical experience in government has helped guide me to do what is best for Haverhill not just over the past several years as one of your City Councilors, but also over my lifetime of community service to the city I love.
I have served on various non-profit Boards, including the Winnekenni Foundation, Career Resources Corporation, and the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce. I have also served as a member and Past Chairperson of the VFW Santa Parade Committee, now in its' 57th year and hopefully it will return to its traditional format on Sunday, November 21st.
Since I have served on Council, the City of Haverhill has made incredible progress in so many areas, including our schools and quality of our education, our public safety resources, our downtown both Merrimack Street and the Washington Street Historical District, our parks and playgrounds, all of which are vitally important to provide our citizens with the highest quality of life we can possibly provide to everyone.
Over the course of the campaign I will speak about my position on the issues before us, and will offer my perspective based on facts, figures, but most importantly based on listening to the citizens as to what they want Haverhill to be, as we forge past the pandemic and into a brighter future together as one city, one people.
Thank you for your consideration and hope to see you on the campaign trail.