Ah.... the smell of politician is in the air as another fun filled election season is upon us. Fundraiser after fundraiser with Haddock dinner at Porthole to plates of spaghetti at Old Tyme Italian to the new and trendy artisan pizza at Turbine Wine Bar. It seems wherever you go these past few months, you run into the politicos and their supporters.
My task over the next 5 months is to help you figure out which circle to fill in. We'll get to vote for a certain number of people for School Committee and a certain number of people for Councilor-at-Large. We don't have to vote for that many. Let's only fill in the circles next to the names we believe in. Promise?
To that end, I've searched high and low for the School Committee candidates on social networks and the city website. If they have a Campaign page or Facebook profile I could find I assume they are running and want people to know about it. If they didn't have a campaign page I could find, I assume they could care less about whether or not they get elected. I found Charlie Gallo, John Ford, Maria Carrasco, Rick Starbard, and Dolores DiFilipo. Any others out there, please feel free to contact me with an email address using the Contact link above. I'm not transcribing a phone call. Sorry. It's 2011.
I asked each of them three questions.
1. Tell us a little about yourself. Where did you grow up? Where did you go to school? What on your resume or in your life experience makes you qualified for this office?
2. Why did you choose to run for School Committee?
3. What do you see that is in most need of change? How will you change it?
If you're also running for school committee and just haven't told anyone yet ;-) please send along your answers as well. I will post unedited over the next few months.