UPDATED: Originally posted under the obituary category. Now under opinion.
I am writing this about six hours in advance of The Source’s midnight deadline on October 29th for opinion pieces.
The fact that this deadline upon us is one more signal that the end is near, of the campaign season that is. Which is a bit of a relief I
When I decided to run for Charter Commission nearly two years ago, I never imagined it would be almost two years of non-stop political action that would totally transform Framingham in a way few of use would have imagined. There are ups and downs in a campaign, and there have been many, with more to come I am sure.
Campaigning is not always fun, sometimes it is the exactly the opposite to be honest, but it is usually memorable.
Overall this has been a great experience and one I am thankful for having. I have had the privilege of meeting so many new people, with new ideas and new viewpoints. It is truly a unique personal growth opportunity that many have not experienced.
I hope to be elected to the city council next week and I am working hard to achieve that. I hope my background in municipal government and school administration can add a valuable perspective to the council.
It has been quite some time since I was involved in Framingham’s government, so I have no connections and can offer independent voice, with experience. I hope that combination is compelling to voters.
As we head into the final days of this frantic political cycle I want to offer my appreciation to Framingham residents. People who have politely listened to us, asked us questions, and supported us as we all engage in this historic campaign.
Without you it would not be an election!
And a Pablo Maia said so precisely on October 28 th when talking about the two votes for city council, “Vote for your candidate and me!” I could not say it better.
George King Jr.
At-Large Council candidate