Editor’s Note: This is the fourth Framingham Source political corner for the 2017 City of Framingham election season. The Political Corner will publish on Saturdays. Campaigns and candidates can submit photos and press releases. The next column will publish on Saturday, August 12. Deadline to submit is Friday, August 11 at noon. Source reserves the right to not publish a photo or edit a release. Click here for the Framingham Source election policy.
Meet Mayoral Candidate Neves-Grigg
Mayoral candidate Ben Neves-Grigg will hold an open discussion with voters on Framingham’s future at Tropical Cafe on Route 126 in downtown Framingham on August 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. Free admission.
Steiner Holds Kick-Off Event at Dulce De Leche Gelato Cafe
FRAMINGHAM – Adam C. Steiner, 43 McAdams Road., officially kicked off his candidacy at a packed Dulce D Leche, a gourmet chocolate and gelato cafe in District 3 on Edgell Road in Framingham Centre Wednesday night.
Among the attendees at the event were State Representative Chris Walsh, mayoral candidates John Stefanini and Priscila Sousa, at-large councilor candidates Cheryl Tully Stoll, George King, and Christine Long, several city council candidates from other districts and school committee candidates.
Steiner was introduced and endorsed by District 3 resident Bob Berman of Lanewood Avenue whos aid, “I want my City Councilor to be someone I trust and who will do their homework every time, someone who will listen to their constituents and shape smart positions on important issues by weighing multiple opinions from diverse areas. Further, I want District 3 to be represented by a strong leader, and I have no doubt that Adam Steiner is that person.”
Steiner was also endorsed by Greg Palmer, Framingham resident and President of Framingham Girls Fastpitch Softball.
Palmer said, “Adam is deeply rooted in Framingham and has the right blend of experience, smarts, and independence to help transition our town to a city. In my conversations with Adam as he began this journey, it was very clear that he is a careful listener and considers multiple perspectives before forming opinions. This is an exciting time for Framingham to have such wonderfully qualified and committed candidates such as Adam Steiner. He will absolutely represent all people in town giving an important voice to many new ideas.”
“The kickoff tonight is an opportunity to share my vision for the future of our new city and more importantly to hear the concerns of the residents and businesses in District 3,” said Steiner.
“A lifetime in Framingham and five years as a Town Meeting member as well as having two daughters in Framingham schools provides me with a unique perspective on our community’s strengths and challenges,” said Steiner.
“I can bring three unique characteristics to our first city council. First, I will be an independent voice that considers all perspectives on key issues. Second, as a parent of school-aged children, I understand the unique challenges faced by families. Finally, I am prepared to represent Framingham for the long-haul and will have an eye on the big picture of Framingham’s future.”
“It is my hope that my children one day choose Framingham as the place they settle down, just as Kerry and I did when we started our family.”
Steiner articulated five key issues that are important for the new City Council:
- Work aggressively for improvement in commercial properties such as Nobscot Plaza in ways that benefit the city’s financial standing and also add value for current residents.
- Recognize and build on Framingham’s unique strengths including an excellent school system, award-winning new library, and a revitalized downtown.
- Provide an assertive check on the mayor, by helping to define the city council as an equal critical partner.
- Maintain essential financial support for city departments while being mindful of the tremendous burden on taxpayers, in particular our seniors.
- Preserve and enhance community resources including Callahan State Park.
Photos submitted by the Steiner Campaign