Lattanzi Announces Run for Ward 6 City Council

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.

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Playing to a shrinking Voter demographic

With municipal elections arriving soon with the speed of the blink of an eye, there are indications that new challengers are far and few between. Voting office records kept at city hall reveal very few newcomers taking out papers for the municipal election in the fall.

There had been the belief that an entire slate of newcomers would dominate School Committee races during this period of School Department turmoil.

Although many residents complain about the City Council doing the mayor’s bidding nearly every time, neither the incumbents on the City Council nor those on the School Committee need be too concerned.

Is it a lack of interest holding people back from putting their name onto a city ballot? Is it the power of incumbency that causes newcomers to stay away? Is it nearly everyone’s frustration with a system that seems unto itself that keeps possible participants away from the political process?

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The Everett Democratic City Committee is pleased to announce that they will hold their Annual Caucus Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at the Parlin Library. Registration will open at 6:30 p.m. and close promptly at 7:00 p.m. Once registration is closed and the caucus begins, no additional registration will be permitted.


Local Candidates All Score Victories

Leader Herald Staff Report

State Senator Sal DiDomenico and the rep flew to victory yesterday with ease. They had no opponents and scored big votes.

Governor’s Councilor and former Everett resident and well known local attorney Terrence Kennedy scored a convincing victory against his opponent, Vincent Dixon. Dixon ran against Kennedy as an unenrolled/independent candidate. Two well-known longtime elected public officials with large followings in Everett, Michael Sullivan and Maria Curtatone, Clerk of Courts and Register of Deeds in Middlesex County respectively, scored impressive votes. Neither of them had opponents.

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