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PRESS RELEASE: Ellinwood for District 6 City Council
I have been inspired by you and by your willingness to talk, laugh, and share ideas and concerns with someone you have never met before. Through this, it has solidified the idea in me, that as a group, we are hard workers who want to prosper and enjoy life. We also want the next generation to succeed and are committed to seeing them through. We are not opposed to taxes, but we do expect them to be reasonable, to create value, and for the government to appreciate tax dollars like we do our own money.
For those of you whom I have met and have inspired me this summer in District 6 (precincts 10 and 11), I hope that I have inspired you as well. Be it through my dedication to my family, background in finance, new perspectives, energy to effectively challenge the status quo, or history of working at one company for twelve years since college – a loyalty and dedication not seen so often in my generation – I have optimism that you have found something inspiring.
While I have now met many of you while out knocking on doors, I still have many more neighborhoods and streets to visit. In the coming weeks, I look forward to working tirelessly to reach your doorstep and inspiring as many of you as possible.
As a number of you are newer to Framingham, I would appreciate your energy, perspective, and take on the issues. For others, from your remarkable history in Framingham, you may already know who you want to be your first City Councilor. Even if, at the present, you plan to vote for another candidate, I would still appreciate your time, energy, perspective, and ideas, as I can still learn from each of you. I can guarantee that, at a minimum, I will bring a smile and an interest to your door, while assisting you to be as educated as possible about your choice for City Council. Hopefully, through this process, you will find yourself inspired and have a change of heart, by finding someone who can truly channel your concerns and desires into realistic action and results.
For all of us in Framingham, with our transition to a city, we have the opportunity to elect Framingham’s first city government this fall. As part of that change, I believe that my experiences, education, realistic approach, and an exceptional zest for life will inspire you and produce great results. With the vote of those in District 6 (precincts 10 and 11), on September 26th, I hope to continue on that path and lead you through Framingham’s coming advancement.
As a final takeaway, I will leave you with this Chinese proverb: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; the second best time is today.”
This and many other quotes will soon hang above my soon to be born son’s crib, with the goal of inspiring him. Hopefully, as Framingham plants itself for the first time as a city, it will inspire you today as well.
Candidate for Framingham City Council – District 6