Framingham’s first mayoral election is a few weeks away.
A week ago I felt compelled to share my thoughts in an open forum on Facebook.
Many of you do not know who I am … but I feel compelled to tell my story and why I support John Stefanini.
I am a proud resident of Framingham and have been for the last 4 years. I have spent the last 11 years in the medical industry and I am a proud member of the LGBT community.
A little over a year ago, my wife and I, decided to try the fine beer at Exhibit A. In doing so we sat up at the bar next to 2 gentlemen, one of which was John. We began having a great
conversation with him; we talked about everything from sports, to what we did for a living; to the tremendous pride he had for his daughters– we felt instantly connected.
I brought up the presidential election and my views on why some do not vote in MA and, prior to my conversation, why I did not engage in national politics. John listened to my thoughts and genuinely cared, without judgement, he gave his feedback on the subject. He educated and inspired me to think a little differently, get involved and make my voice heard. He sent me a link to become a registered voter in Framingham. And today I am!
John not only encouraged me to make my voice heard, but that there was VALUE in my thoughts and opinions.
This is who John Stefanini is … it doesn’t matter if you are a man or a woman, black or white, gay or straight. John genuinely cares about people and their viewpoints—take a moment to talk to him and you will see how evident this is. John has shown he is open to having the exchange of ideas and viewpoints for the greater good!
John WILL sit and listen. He WILL welcome those who want to explore new ideas, to help Framingham be, what WE want it to be. HE will be INCLUSIVE to all, and knowing John and his love and passion for this city… he will tirelessly fight for it…day in and day out. He is equipped to do so and he has and always WILL care about the PEOPLE.
Lastly, Every time we have seen John whether on a random occasion or at a periodic rally, he makes us feel like we are the most important people there. John WILL do this for all the residents of Framingham– because it’s who he is. We must remember, and ask ourselves … who is best equipped to lead Framingham on Day 1 and help it evolve into the best city it can become. I do believe that is John Stefanini!