POLITICAL CORNER: Mass Alliance Calls Alvarez a ‘Rising Star’; AFL-CIO Endorses Ottaviani For City Council

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Mass Alliance Calls District 8 City Council Candidate Alvarez a ‘Rising Star’

FRAMINGHAM – Mass Alliance a coalition of political and advocacy organizations is proud to support Mario Alvarez, candidate for District 8 City Councilor for their Rising Stars program.

Mass Alliance is a coalition for political candidates and advocacy organizations that work together to build a progressive Massachusetts. Mass Alliance supports candidates and organizations whose
progressive priorities include, civic participation, civil rights, economic justice, education, environmental protection, healthcare, reproductive rights.


“Mario is committed to fighting for policies that will move Framingham forward and bring alive the promise of the Charter Change.” said Jordan Berg Powers, Director of Mass Alliance. “We are proud to bring Mario into our rising stars program because he is committed to improving the overall quality of life for the district, and for the city. Mario Alvarez is running for all the right reasons and is the best candidate to represent District 8. We are proud to endorse him as a Rising Star.”

“Mass Alliance stands for the values and priorities that mean so much to me and to our community,” said Mario Alvarez. “I am running for District 8 City Councilor to represent all the voices of our district. I will work together with my colleagues on the City Council, and with the Mayor and the administration to develop and make progress on common goals that will benefit District 8 and the entire city of Framingham. I believe in extending a hand up, and respecting our residents’ hard earned tax dollars by getting the best value and highest quality service. I will be reaching out to talk, hear your ideas, and earn your trust and your vote in the November 5 election.”

Mario Alvarez/photo submitted to SOURCE

Alvarez manages the Northeast Region of a national staffing agency whose largest Massachusetts client is ADESA Boston in Framingham. He has placed nearly 1000 people in jobs, growing the business 53% for the region.

During his career he has also worked in software development, and insurance.

Alvarez was a regular attendee at the Charter Commission meetings, trying to provide input on the new government structure as it was being drafted. He is attending the Framingham Government Academy.

Alvarez and his wife raised their daughter and twin boys in Framingham. The children attended Framingham public schools and Framingham State University.  

Alvarez said “is a very important election. The outcome in District 8 will impact whether the city goes back or moves forward. I want to move forward, to look ahead to a better future and to try new ideas and welcome new voices into the process. I ask District 8 residents to consider that and to let me earn your trust and your vote on November 5. It would be an honor to serve as the District 8 City Councilor and it is an honor to be named a rising start by Mass Alliance.”

Phil Ottaviani Jr.
AFL-CIO of Central Mass. Endorses Ottaviani for District 6 City Councilor

FRAMINGHAM – The Central Massachusetts AFL-CIO Central Labor Council has announced its endorsement of Phil Ottaviani for District 6 City Council in Framingham.

“As your next District 6 City Councilor and a proud union member for over 37 years, I remain committed to making sure Framingham continues to be a welcoming, affordable place our hardworking families to live as well as ensuring high standards in the workplace for municipal employees,” said Ottaviani. “I sincerely thank the Central Mass. AFL-CIO Central Labor Council for their endorsement of my candidacy for District 6 City Councilor.

Ottaviani has been a member of Laborers’ International Union of North America Local Union 609 since 1981.

The endorsement states: “The Central Massachusetts AFL-CIO Central Labor Council is proud to endorse Philip Ottaviani, Jr., fellow union member and candidate for District 6 City Councilor in Framingham. Philip has a history of standing up for working people and we are confident that he will continue those efforts on the Framingham City Council.”

District 6 voters will have the opportunity to cast their vote in the final election on November 5.

To learn more about Phil Ottaviani, visit his website www.philforframingham.com and follow him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PhilforFramingham.


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Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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