District 2 Municipal Leader Addresses Accomplishments, City Changes and His Constituency in Advance of Nov. 5th Election
BOSTON, MA – As Boston City Hall prepares for big political changes in the coming weeks, District 2 City Councilor Bill Linehan is asking constituents and voters for their continued support in a new re-election campaign video produced and distributed today by Regan Original Video.
In the video, Linehan, who has served on the Boston City Council since May 2007, explains how his experiences as a “practical politician” make him the best candidate to represent not only South Boston’s constituency, but also residents living in the South End, Bay Village, Chinatown, Downtown Boston, the Wharf District, and a section of Beacon Hill.
“The future is now. (Boston’s) a changing city; it’s been in a changing environment and dynamic, and we need people who understand how it works and have a stake in it,” Linehan said. “We’re committed. We’re committed all the way.”
Linehan is running for his fourth consecutive term as District 2 City Councilor, where he currently serves as Chairman of the City of Boston Economic and Planning Committee.
The video can be accessed by visiting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5G0FWOXG8g&feature=share&list=UUhXo1A00psVCHP5To8_jNQg
“This position is one where you really have to have your feet on the ground. You have to be walking the streets; you have to have the sense of hearing what’s going on, and I like that,” Linehan said. “I love people. I love the interaction with people. So my constituents are like my family, and I look at them that way and I try to treat them that way.”
Citywide municipal elections will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5th.
Starting from his East Broadway campaign headquarters, Linehan – a lifelong South Boston native – takes to the streets of his district to meet and greet local business owners and residents, many of whom he has come to know personally during his six years as a Boston city councilor.
“You look up and down East Broadway and it’s kind of filled with local businesses. We’re thankful for Bill for all the initiatives he’s put in to kind of help do that,” said Andy Fadous, owner of American Provisions, a specialty food shop on East Broadway. “He’s been on my speed dial since we opened the business, and he’s been extremely supportive.”
“When we came up with this idea, (Bill) was very approachable and easy to talk to about trying to start a community garden in a neighborhood that didn’t have one,” said Phoebe Flemming, founder of the local community garden project South Boston Grows, which works to improve community green space and increase knowledge of growing edible plants in local neighborhoods. “We’re really grateful for his support.”
Linehan previously served as Director of Operations for the city’s Parks Department and Special Assistant to the city’s Chief Operating Officer. He is running for re-election against community activist and former Josiah Quincy School Principal Suzanne Lee, for the second time.
“I differ from my opponent basically because I’ve had enormous experience in all facets of government,” Linehan said. “I’m a politician. I’m a practical politician who’s trying to influence on behalf of the constituents I represent.”
For more information about Councilor Linehan and his campaign, please visit www.linehanforcitycouncil.org/