Leader Herald Staff Report
Alfred Lattanzi officially announced his candidacy for Ward 6 City Council today, and launched a Facebook page that seeks feedback from Everett Residents.
“I’m encouraged by the early support I have received for this run and I’m looking forward to knocking on every voter’s door to hear their ideas and to ask for their vote,” said Lattanzi.
Al Lattanzi has been an integral part of the Everett community his entire life, through serving on various local boards and commissions. He has served on the Traffic Commission and the Board of Directors of the Everett Credit Union, first as Director then Treasurer. In 2009, he was elected to the Everett Charter Commission, which produced our current city charter that was then ratified by the voters in 2011. He is currently a member of the newly established Everett Redevelopment Authority and the owner of Everett Supply & True Value Hardware store on Main Street.
Al learned the value of hard work at a young age while growing up in a working class family. After graduating from Everett High School, he went on to graduate from Wentworth Institute of Technology & Franklin Institute of Technology. While working at Charles T. Main Engineering, he continued his education and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University.
A few years later, Al decided to enter into business with his parents, Mary and Babe at Everett Supply & True Value Hardware Store, which his parents started in 1950. Together, they enhanced the business, providing quality work and supplies to their neighborhood and beyond. The family business has thrived for nearly 70 years, but what hasn’t changed is the company’s dedication to their city and its neighbors.
Al is a dedicated husband and father. He and his wife Dolores have two children, Alfred and Matthew. Alfred helps manage the family business, while Matthew went on to become an attorney.
Al has been involved in local politics for a majority of his life. He worked as a campaign aid to his dear friend, the late Speaker George Keverian. He has also worked on many local campaigns and initiatives, and is proud of his contributions to the new city charter through his work on the Charter Commission.
He has a reputation of being honest, trustworthy and a straight shooter. Al has seen where Everett has been, he sees the great progress we have made and he wants to be a part of where we’re going.