Friday, August 23, 2013

Mayoral Candidate Forum 2013

Had a great experience at the Mayoral Candidate Forum held in the Strand Theater on August 19, 2013.  12 Candidates remaining including Felix Arroyo, John Barros, Charles Clemons, Dan Conley, John Connolly, Rob Consalvo, Charlotte Golar Richie, Mike Ross, Bill Walczak, Martin Walsh, David James Wyatt and Charles Yancey.
The Strand was packed like I had never see before.  Moderator Callie Crossley questioned candidates trying to understand how they would strengthen small business in our neighborhoods. 
Of course I don't know if either of them will be elected, but Charlotte Richie and Felix Arroyo really stood out to me in this forum as passion well spoken individuals. 
I have had the pleasure of meeting Charles Clemons a few times including a walk held in Dorchester focused on stopping out obesity in our communities.  I've had the pleasure of meeting John Barros at a neighborhood block party promoting neighborhood communication as a way to reduce violence on our streets. 

Good luck to all those running with passion and love for our neighborhoods.  May the best man or women win !!!

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