Three weeks to Primary Day for Adrien, Capone, DeMaria
By JOSH RESNEK
All three candidates are hustling for votes down to the wire as the most contested mayoral race in 20 years is about to likely change the face of politics here when the votes are counted on September 21.
With three weeks remaining before the primary, all three candidates remain engaged in their campaign efforts which are, for the most part, relentless.
Our sources tell us that the vote is close between the mayor and Gerly Adrien.
Those candidates have been counting votes as they go door to door and while soliciting voter’s interest.
“She is very, very close to him in terms of total vote and he knows it,” a source close to the Adrien campaign told the Leader Herald.
Local political observers who claim to know believe Gerly Adrien’s vote and Capone’s, whatever it is, will make it impossible for the mayor to capture 50% of the total primary vote.
My name is Gerly Adrien. I am running a people-powered campaign to become the next Mayor of Everett. As a Small Business Owner, I have experienced what it means to take each day step by step. But as a current City Councilor At-Large, I’m also aware of the potential this city must create opportunities for all of us – especially when it comes to entrepreneurship. This is why I am introducing my initial “Supporting Small Business Owners” plan this week. Furthermore, I welcome all feedback and suggestions.
My husband, David Lindsey and I always wanted to start a small business. We wanted a space where everyone was welcomed and felt at home. We have been small business owners for 3 years now. Tipping Cow Ice Cream (www.tippingcowicecream.com), which provides nut-free and dairy-free options, is in Somerville, MA, near the neighborhood I was born in. Tipping Cow was awarded Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston 2020 for Best Ice Cream, Food Network Magazine’s Best ice cream for Massachusetts for 2021, and Top 40 Ice Cream across the country. We are opening our second location in Boston in the Charles Speedway. We understand what it means to save up and wait for customers to come by. We know what it means to have rent increases. I love being a Small Business Owner and know small business owners are the lifeline to cities like Everett.
First the mayor said he was coming then he said he was not coming, according to event organizers.
That ended the mayoral debate scheduled for Saturday night by the Everett Haitian Community Center.
Fred Capone had expressed concern earlier in the day that the event was being held on a third floor walk-up in the Sky Plex Venue at 427 Broadway making it impossible for the handicapped or the elderly to attend.
At first, Capone said he was not going to attend the debate.
Later on Saturday afternoon, Capone e-mailed the event organizers he would attend.
Capone also informed the Leader Herald, “I will be there.”
Gerly Adrien and Capone would have been forced into the unenviable position of debating one another.
The mayor’s decision not to attend was part hubris, part racism, part insecurity and part political posturing.
“Can you imagine? No statement or comment from the mayor. That is a shame. So many residents have asked me about this. I’m highly concerned. We need to address this. This cannot and should not be allowed to linger in committee. The mayor and the city’s procurement officer need to give us details about this and all the vendor’s contracts. How does this happen? How is this done by city hall without us knowing? Again, this is a serious matter,” Adrien told the Leader Herald.