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FRAMINGHAM – Life-long Framingham resident and long-time Town Meeting member from Precinct 11, Philip R. Ottaviani, Jr. is pleased to announce that he seeks the seat for District 6 as a member of Framingham’s first ever City Council.
The transition from Town to City is a critical time in Framingham’s history and Phil Ottaviani has the experience, knowledge and passion for Framingham to make that transition successful.
Experience in Government:
Town Meeting member for over 25 years
Zoning Board of Appeals member for the last 18 years and its current chair
Knowledge of Framingham:
Local Framingham family business owner, operator and manager
Framingham Economic Revitalization Task Force member
Community Development Block Grant Committee member for over 5 years
Life-long Framingham resident and current realtor
Passion for Framingham:
Framingham Rotary member
200 Foundation Advisory and Executive Board
Hoops and Homework, Vice President and Board Member
Marian High School Board of Trustees
Phil believes Framingham’s best days lay ahead and it is truly a great place to live, learn, work and play. “After a
“After a hard fought election, we need let the healing begin and move on with a new City government, I look forward to bringing both sides together to work toward common goals to make Framingham better” he said. Phil has many years of experience in
Phil has many years of experience in Framingham government and is proud to have served on Town Meeting from Precinct 11.
Now that Precinct 10 and Precinct 11 will be combined to form District 6, Phil looks to build on his many friends and fellow Town Meeting members from both precincts to represent everyone in the new district.
The economic growth of our downtown area, continuation of our commitment to education and a strong belief in neighborhood integrity will be his themes on the new City Council.
Phil’s background as a local business owner coupled with his educational background (management degree from Boston College and JD from Southern New England School of Law) is well suited to understand the needs of the business community. Phil’s family roots run deep in Framingham so he knows the level of commitment to and the strengths of our schools. As a member and chair of Framingham’s Zoning Board of Appeals, Phil has worked with neighborhoods to ensure their voices have been heard.
As Framingham moves forward in a new form of City government, Phil hopes to work collaboratively with fellow Councilors and the new Mayor. As someone who has seen how local government works from the inside, Phil is a team player who will know to build consensus and work toward common goals.
The new City council will have many challenges placed before it, we need Phil Ottaviani as part of the Council to help move Framingham forward while we break new ground as the City of Framingham. Please consider casting your vote for Phil Ottaviani for City Council from District 6 this November.