Vote on Tuesday, July 12, in city election
On Tuesday, July 12, you the citizens of Cambridge will go to the polls to choose your next city council. The first, second and fifth wards along with the mayors seats are uncontested, (this in its self is something to think about). It’s very important that the residents of the third and fourth wards get out and vote to make your voices heard. As a candidate for the fourth ward, I’ve witnessed firsthand the hard work all remaining candidates for the city council have put into this election process, and the desire we have to serve Cambridge. Your vote will count.
Serving you and the entire city is certainly not a parttime commitment and a position I do not take lightly. Other than council meetings on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, there are special sessions to attend, committees to serve on, and untold local obligations we as council members should take part in, and of course preparation time for each city meeting which always has issues that affect you and our community. Whether it be for housing, jobs, education or your safety and security your elected officials have to be available to represent and listen to your concerns no matter which ward or area of town you live in. Your council person represents
Over the past several years my job has afforded me the opportunity to travel the streets of Cambridge on a daily basis, and I have seen many of the infrastructure all of Cambridge. needs you as citizens deserve, such as more and better sidewalks, better street lighting, road repairs, animal control and a decrease in run down housing just to name a few. These are things that make our everyday lives safer, more secure and our community a nicer place to live. As hardworking residents and tax payers you deserve nothing less, and I will make these things a priority for your community.
All of this will be hard to address unless we can attract more businesses to our community. I mean businesses that offer good paying jobs for our residents. This will help increase our tax base, and help make these and other issues easier to achieve. That is why I support an effort between the city and county to develop one economic development department and a commission made up of local business leaders charged to evaluate our community’s economic needs.
In closing remember these things, please go vote on Tuesday July 12, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Governor’s Hall at Sailwinds. Your vote does count, and that my pledge to you is: I will work for you, be available to listen to your concerns, and I will do my best to make Cambridge a better place for all.