Vote for Allen Panarese, number 8 on the November 2nd ballot for City Councilor-at-Large voted citywide. It will be a great privilege to continue serving my community and help the challenges our city is now facing as it continues to grow. The future of Everett lies in the hands of a community that continues to work together for a better Everett and together, we as a community, can accomplish this. I want to ensure that Everett remains a community that people still feel safe and have a voice. With my 20 years of experience as a member of the Everett School Committee, I can help the council better understand the needs of our schools. I have always said, “the city that takes care of their children ensures those children will come back and take care of their city”.
Lifelong resident of Ward One, graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1974.
Hi! My name is Vivian Nguyen and I wanted to introduce myself as the candidate for Ward 5 City Council. Like many others in Everett, I’m a child of immigrants and refugees who came to America for a better life. For all the places they could have ended up, it was fitting that they moved to Everett. I have only lived in Everett, Massachusetts but the unique culture I was raised with is deeply ingrained in my identity. As a child of immigrants/refugees who grew up low income, I was motivated to run because of personal experiences of not feeling represented in my personal life and in the political world. And as an Asian-American who comes from a family that experienced political intimidation in their home country, it’s important for me to help give unheard voices a platform. I know what it’s like to not always be included in the narrative and my intentions involve running to advocate for the underrepresented and next generation of Everett.
Although this is just the beginning of my political career, I have always been politically active and an active member of my community. I have a strong background in journalism, and in the past have used my platform to advocate for myself and others. From writing for my school newspaper to writing for a paper that was distributed at a state-wide level, I worked my way up from answering minor questions my classmates wondered about to covering major issues like my high school’s discriminating hair policy and being a catalyst for “controversial” conversations. By covering bill hearings, I was exposed to issues that did not affect me, which inspired me to be the voice of the underrepresented. Through reporting, I learned my voice is important and it has been a vital part of me since.