Fmr. City Councilor & Mayoral Candidate John Connolly Endorses
Stephen Passacantilli for City Council
BOSTON – Former City Councilor At-Large and Mayoral candidate
John Connolly endorsed City Council candidate Stephen Passacantilli at a
Charlestown event hosted by BPS parents from across the district. In the
2013 Mayoral Election, Connolly won both Charlestown and the North End
in both the Preliminary and Final Elections.
Connolly, a former
teacher and past chair of the Council's Education Committee said,
"Stephen Passacantilli understands what its like raising a family in
Boston, and he will be a strong advocate for our kids, our parents, and
our Boston Public Schools. Stephen is deeply invested in our
communities, and he knows how to get things done. I saw that firsthand
when I worked with him in Sal LaMattina's office, and I've seen it
through his work in the community. There is no one who cares more or
will fight harder for the people of District 1 than Stephen
Passacantilli said, "It is such an honor having
John Connolly's support. John and I frequently talk about the Boston
Public Schools and how we can ensure that all kids can access a great
school close to home. As a BPS parent, I will work tirelessly to ensure
that each and every child in Boston receives a world-class education."
Many know Passacantilli from his years of public service across
Boston. He is a lifelong resident of the North End where he has been
deeply involved as past president of his local civic association and
through local charities and community organizations like North End
Against Drugs (NEAD) and the North End Beautification Committee.
Passacantilli is also an active Boston Public Schools parent and serves
on the board of the Gavin Foundation.
Passacantilli and his wife,
Renée, are raising their two children, Grace and Evan, just around the
corner where he grew up in the North End.
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