FRAMINGHAM: I am writing to express my support for Ricky Finlay for the District 2 City Council seat. I have had the pleasure of working with Ricky in multiple capacities over the past several years.
We have received two brand-new state-of-the-art playgrounds due to Ricky’s efforts. Had Ricky not driven the Hoops for Homework Kaboom project to fruition, they never would have considered coming back to donate a second playground to the McCarthy elementary school. He also helped secure community block grant funds to contribute to the Barbieri playground a few years ago.
Due to Ricky’s advocacy, no student in Framingham is denied access to extracurricular programs or sports activities because of fees.
Before he even got back on the school committee, he began to shepherd the policy eliminating those fees through the committee.
Ricky is a team player. He works hard. He does his homework, thinks creatively and makes decisions based on what’s best for the people of Framingham.
When there was a long-time impasse between the members of the history community and disability advocates, Ricky was the one who found the prototype that we used to design the new Village Hall ADA compliant entrance.
Ricky is a true public servant – not a politician. These days, that’s a rare find.
The people of District 2 will do well with his representation and the rest of Framingham will be lucky to have him continuing to advocate for all of us.
Cheryl Tully Stoll