The following is an announcement submitted by the candidate, per the Framingham Source election policy. As per the policy, the statement is published below as submitted.
FRAMINGHAM – I have lived in Framingham for 30 years and raised two daughters who attended and graduated from the public schools. I am an attorney practicing in Framingham concentrating on criminal defense and real estate.
I also own and operate eleven residential condominiums in Framingham and Westborough and operate a family owned retail strip in Sudbury.
One of my goals as mayor is to improve economic vitality downtown and in other neighborhoods affected by commercial blight. A lively downtown is a key to a healthy and vital community. We need to bolster commercial activity in downtown Framingham and along Waverley Street (Rte. 135). There’s no reason this area. a major part of the marathon route, shouldn’t stand out as a bustling hub of our growing city.
In addition, the empty and near empty malls in Nobscot and Franklin Street stand out as unnecessary eyesores and threaten otherwise healthy neighborhoods with economic stagnation. We need to push stubborn owners into improving these properties or find buyers ready to invest in their revival.
As mayor I would appoint an economic development team to develop the right strategies to keep strong businesses and institutions (like Mass Bay Community College) here and to attract new enterprises.