FRAMINGHAM – Massachusetts Lt. Governor Karyn Polito endorsed John Stefanini to be Framingham’s first mayor this morning, November 6, the day before the election.
“This guy is a leader,” said Lt. Gov. Polito to a large gathering of Stefanini supporters at CJ’s Northside Grill in Nobscot. “I’ve worked with him at the State House. I’ve seen his work in this community, bringing people together around charitable causes.”
Lt. Polito said “being mayor is hard work. It is a hard job. You need to focus on the work, focus on the people, focus on the businesses,” to build a “healthy, strong community.”
“There is no training program for him (Stefanini), “said the Lt. Governor. “He hits the ground running, and we need someone like him as a municipal leader, that can work across political points of view, and bring people together.”
Stefanini will “focus on the work and get the job done for the people,” said Lt. Gov. Polito.
Stefanini is one of two candidates on the ballot tomorrow, November 7 vying to be the City of Framingham’s first mayor. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Lt. Governor asked the crowd assembled, “how many of you grew up here in Framingham?” A lot of hands were raised.
It is a “true measure of success when the next generation, your kids, grandkids, find everything they are looking for in this community because the schools are good, there are jobs here in Massachusetts, and they feel safe here,” said Lt. Gov. Polito. “You want to be setting up your community for the next generation.”
The Lt. Governor commended Stefanini for being involved in his community.
“It is a personal passion of mine is to reduce the amount of violence in people’s lives, in particular domestic violence and the whole opioid epidemic. You are working so hard on that front John,” she told the crowd.
“You’ve knocked on a lot of doors asking for the vote,” said the Lt. Governor to the former State Representative and former Framingham Selectman. And then she asked the crowd to go out and vote.
She told the crowd “This is your future. This is all about the next generation for Framingham, and we’ve got a great candidate in John Stefanini, who is ready to take on his role as Mayor.”
After the visit to Cj’s, Lt. Gov. Polito, Stefanini, and several community leaders walked over to the almost empty Nobscot Plaza and discussed economic development and neighborhoods.
And then they visited the Framingham Fire station on Water Street and discussed the need to support first responders.
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