FRAMINGHAM – Before I announced back in March that I would not seek re-election to the Framingham School Committee, one of the questions that weighed heavily on my mind was whether or not District 3 would be well represented in our government starting next year.
Thankfully when it comes to the School Committee race, we are in good hands since Jennifer Moshe has decided to step up, however for the City Council race the voters of District 3 have an important decision to make between two candidates.
Based on my experience as an active participant in our government over the last 5 years, I will be casting my vote for Mary Kate Feeney, and I encourage my friends and neighbors to do the same.
In short, I plan to vote for Mary Kate because:
- Based on her experience working for Governor Deval Patrick on the front lines of our state government, she knows what effective and responsive government looks like, and she’ll push her colleagues (including the mayor) to be the type of public servants that the residents of Framingham deserve.
- She has the courage and the personal integrity to ask difficult questions and hold others accountable, regardless of personal relationships or political alliances. As an elected official, I know and have seen this first hand!
- She is a pragmatic, progressive voice for change on such topics as public transportation and infrastructure, sustainability, and economic development. If you read her many Op-Eds on these subjects, you’ll see that she has a refreshingly direct and common-sense approach to these topics.
- As a small business owner, she understands the challenges that our many small businesses face, and she will work tirelessly to support those business on which our fiscal future is so heavily dependent.
- She understands that real progress in government happens when the cameras aren’t rolling, and she’ll actively partner with the Framingham School Committee to move our city forward when it comes to matters of education.
Above all, Mary Kate believes in Framingham, and believes that real change is possible. However, real change can only happen when you have the right people at the table – people who are willing and able to challenge others in a productive manner, people who can set aside their personal friendships and political alliances in favor of what’s right for our city, and people who look first to how we can come together as a community to accomplish things instead of why things can’t be done.
Mary Kate Feeney is one of these rare individuals, which is why I’ll be voting for her on Tuesday, November 2nd and I encourage you to do the same.
District 3 Resident
Member, Framingham School Committee
Member, Fuller Middle School Building Committee