I grew up in Framingham, and my first job out of college was working for John Stefanini when he represented us at the State House.
Every day, including weekends and holidays, I saw his hard work on behalf of the people of Framingham.
John used his knowledge of local government that he gained as a Selectman and combined that with his knowledge of state and federal government to help bring more local aid to our schools, town services and local businesses. He worked with Framingham residents to help them find business tax credits, find jobs, meet financial emergencies, help find support and care for elders and people with special needs and so much more.
John is not a bystander, he is a person who takes charge. Here are just a few examples of the many ways in which he worked so diligently to promote, preserve and protect Framingham.
When Boston University proposed that for-profit companies could sell personal health information from tissue sample and other data that generations of Framingham families donated to the Framingham Heart Study, he helped lead the charge to stop it.
When Framingham Union Hospital was sold to a for-profit corporation, John lead efforts to ensure continued access and community health benefits for Framingham residents.
When the Hollis Street Fire Station was closed and faced a bleak future, he worked with neighbors and the community to help turn it into a community center (now Amazing Things).
John values teamwork and seeks out new voices. He knows that better decisions are made when all stakeholders participate in the solution.
My family and I have chosen Framingham to be our home and our community because of the values of people like John. That why I’m voting for him on November 7th.
Lydia D. Conley