“I want every person, in every neighborhood to know that no matter how big or small their problem may be I will be their voice in City Hall helping to solve it.”
For me, constituent service is at the heart of being a City Councilor. No matter where you live, Bay Village or South Boston, Chinatown or South End, Downtown or Beacon Hill, residents want their trash picked up on time, potholes fixed, sidewalks level and snow removed. They want to be able to call their City Councilor and know that their issue was heard and is being resolved as soon as the phone is hung up. And for nearly a decade, that is exactly what I did in City Hall. For me, a commitment to provide constituent service is more than a campaign promise. It is exactly what I did in City Hall for close to a decade.
As the Neighborhood Services Coordinator for the South End and Bay Village, I successfully advocated for the inclusion of a community basketball court as part of the construction of the South End police station, and secured city funds to bring red brick sidewalks and acorn lights to the district. I partnered with the community to create a movie night at Peters Park, where we distributed back to school supplies to thousands of neighborhood children.
In my role as the Mayor’s LGBTQ Liaison, I was on the front lines, working on important issues like benefits for city employees in domestic partnerships and marriage equality. It was my honor to play a role in those fights, and they remain among some of the proudest achievements of my career.
While serving as the Deputy Director and then Director of the City of Boston’s Rental Housing Resource Center, I worked to protect tenants from eviction and low-income families from foreclosure during one of the worst housing crises in our lifetime.
As City Councilor, I will bring that same pride, passion and commitment to representing and advocating for all of District 2. Our district is one of the most diverse in Boston, and every neighborhood in it will receive the same steadfast and unwavering representation and voice from my office. I promise to go to City Hall every day and work to develop solutions that connect residents with the resources and services they need to grow and thrive in District 2.