I am pleased and proud to announce my candidacy for re-election to the Everett City Council, as your Council-or-at-Large.
I love this city. I love its people. Serving here in public of- fice is an honor and a privilege.
My family has played an active and involved role in our community for generations. The Marchese family arrived in Everett in the 1890’s. My grandparents raised a family in Everett while working hard to sponsor new family members to come to the United States. My parents raised four sons and were a very close and respectful family. My Dad built a very successful business which exists today.
I understand my obligation to give back to a community that has given me so many opportunities. I have served you at City Hall for almost 20 years.
Throughout my time in public office, I have been guided by the belief that being honest and independent is the only way to represent your interests at City Hall. I am not beholden to campaign benefactors, nor am I beholden to the establishment at City Hall today. My vote is not reliant on jobs for family and friends, and I am committed to giving you the unvarnished truth when it comes to the affairs at City Hall.
In addition to my tenure in public office, I have been active in and supported a number of community programs for the past ten years. This includes the E-Club, Knights of Columbus, the Huskies, the Cal Ripken League, Little League, and I have been a longtime supporter and friend of the Everett Public Library.
Everett has changed dramatically over the years and especially in recent years. Over the years the road to change has been mostly positive. I have always viewed my role as your representative to be that of an advocate ensuring that my decisions were never made simple by serving as a rubber stamp for those in power at City Hall.
That is who I am today. No one owns me. No one can buy me. My word is my bond.
More than at any time in the past, the era in which we live, requires greater independence on the City Council-not less. The Encore Boston Harbor must be watched carefully.
Our neighborhoods need to maintain their personal flavor. Our public schools must represent the very best there is for Everett’s children, who are Everett’s pride.
As your Councilor-at-Large during these historic times, I am the only candidate in this race who is not beholden to the establishment at City Hall. I am the only candidate in this race who is committed to continuing honest, independent representation as your Councilor-at-Large.
On Tuesday, November 5th, I respectfully ask for your vote as Councilor-at-Large to allow me to continue to be your honest and independent vote on the City Council.
I CARE FOR EVERETT. I CARE ABOUT YOU.