I am so proud to serve the City of Brockton for another term as City Councilor at Large. Thank you for all your support--for your volunteerism, financial contributions, and your vote at the ballot!
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I want to congratulate all the candidates who sacrificed so much to run for office. It's been an amazing political season, with Brockton electing three new City Councilors, two new School Committee members, and a new Mayor.
I look forward to working with my colleagues in government to ensure Brockton moves forward!
With much appreciation,
MY TOP 10 LIST OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS YOUR CITY COUNCILOR AT LARGE
- Accessible and in the community. Since being elected, I've attended over 1,500 events and responded to more than 1,200 calls. I’m making a real difference on your street—from new streetlights to gang sign removal to the cleaning of empty lots.
- Pushed through hiring reform. I pushed through Brockton's first-ever anti-nepotism policy to ensure every resident has a fair shot at a city job, despite entrenched opposition.
- Divested taxpayer dollars out of big banks. Because of the foreclosure crisis, I lobbied for the divestment of local taxpayer dollars from big banks.Brockton is now investing more than $170 million a year in community banks.
- Focused on performance. Before I joined the City Council, department heads received pay raises without performance reviews. Now, I am leading a committee to develop goals and a formal evaluation system so that raises are attached to results.
- Spearheaded trade mission to Cape Verde. I led the first-ever American trade mission to Cape Verde, West Africa to help Brockton businesses enter CV's $2 billion market. In the process, I helped to secure more than $26 million in contracts for a Brockton start-up.
- First to oppose the power plant. I was the first to stand up against this project when no other candidate or elected official would—against powerful political and business interests and on the side of Brockton families.
- Stood beside the Henry family. In the tragic shooting death of Pace University student DJ Henry, I filed a resolution supporting the Brockton family’s call for the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct an impartial investigation.
- Sparked the Water Department review. One resident made a call, and I responded. As a result, Brockton conducted one of the most comprehensive reviews and overhauls of a city department—ever.
- Reached across the political aisle. As a Democrat, I put competence and Brockton first, not political party, and endorsed our County Sheriff and District Attorney—both Republicans.
- Placed key information online. I led the effort to make city government more transparent and accessible by placing online all city meeting agendas, ordinances, and recreational calendars.