Twelve years ago, Maria and I moved to Westfield to start our family. Today, we couldn’t imagine raising our children anywhere else. Like all of you, we love this town and are invested in seeing it thrive.
I am proud of my record on Council. I’ve always put the safety of our children and community first, supporting our first responders and pushing for several of the new beacon crosswalks. We’ve planted over 2,000 new trees across town. The Third Ward has had more roads paved than any other ward over the last eight years. I helped our town earn and maintain its AAA bond rating. Collectively, we passed last year’s budget with a 0% municipal tax increase. I continue to advocate for our commuters, fighting for a one-seat ride. And this past year, I worked together with the Mayor to lay the foundation for our updated Master Plan. I believe that better-quality transportation and improved parking options will boost opportunities for our businesses and downtown.
I’m not a polished politician. I’m a husband and a father, I coach my son’s baseball team, commute to work, and pay my taxes. I enjoy public service and giving back to the community, and I care about my neighbors. That’s just how I was raised and who I am.
Westfield has always been very good to my family. I love being a Councilman because it is a direct and tangible way to give back. Over the past 8 years, I’ve spent countless hours outside of election seasons walking the Third Ward, getting to know new residents, and helping in any way that I can.
Our neighbors know that they can count on me to deliver for them. Whether it’s working to keep residents informed amidst a crisis like Hurricane Sandy or a major snowstorm, I am always prepared to serve our community.
I take my responsibilities as Third Ward Councilman very seriously, and I embrace the opportunity continue leading us forward. Serving the community should never be about politics, and I will always put our neighbors’ concerns and needs first. I look forward to earning your vote on November 5th! Thank You.