With the July 19th final day for signature submissions to the election commission at city hall looming, the local political tarmac has not substantially changed on either the at-large race, or the city council ward races.
So far, only seven candidates have been certified for their names to appear on the ballot in the councillor- at-large category.
The councillor-at-large candidates are led by perennial ticket topper Councillor-at-large Wayne Matewsky. Councillor-at-large Michael Marchese, another top contender has been certified, as has former Mayor and Present Councillor-at-large John F. Hanlon and Council President Richard Dellisola, Jr. and Catherine Tomassi-Hicks.
The eight other candidates for an at-large seat whose signatures have not yet been certified are: Councillor-at-large Peter A. Napolitano, Councillor Stephen Simonelli, Gerly Adrien, Joseph LaMonica, David Lindsey, Jr., James Lavecchio, Leo Barrett, Renee Solano.
Those of us who know local businessman and possible political candidate Greg Antonelli understand this: he is driven; he is successful; he is entrepreneurial; he is clearly a cut above your average Everett candidate seeking office for the first time.
Antonelli doesn’t have it over veterans of the city’s political wars because he’s never put his name on the ballot.
That is and will be his defining moment – if he places his name on the ballot.
He has until July 19 to do this. Will he do it or not?
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.