Reaching Out to 32 Communities - Why is This Surprising?

When I decided to enter the Governor's Council race, I felt it important to reach out to every community in the district. Not figuratively...but literally.

With 32 different communities from Boston to Westborough, Acton to Allston/Brighton, and virtually everwhere in between, running for Governor's Council can be a daunting task. (Click on the map to see the whole district)

When I decided to enter the Governor's Council race, however, I felt it important to reach out to every community in the district. Not figuratively... literally.

The first way to demonstrate this desire to expand outreach was to gather nomination signatures from each and every one of the 32 cities and towns.

People I meet seem surprised that I'm the only candidate in the race to have made it a priority to make that effort. To me it's basic. If you are planning on representing every community a good place to start is to visit every community.

As I continue to contact local officials, decision makers, thought leaders, and activists in each community, those initial efforts appear to be appreciated. We submitted over 1500 certified signatures from all 32 communities to secure a place on the Sept. 6th ballot. (500 more than required, and significantly more than the other candidates). 

As the campaign moves forward, look for info on events and let me know your thoughts or if you are willing to help in any way. I warmly welcome your input.

Together we'll make the change we need on the Governor's Council.

Communities in the Governor’s Council Third District include:
Acton, Arlington, Ayer, Bedford, Belmont, Billerica, Boston (Ward 4, pcts. 2, 5-10; Ward 5, pcts. 2, 6-10; Ward 21, pcts. 1-3, 5, 8-16; Ward 22, pcts. 3, 4, 6-13), Boxborough, Brookline, Burlington, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Harvard, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Marlborough, Maynard, Newton, Northborough (pct. 3), Shirley, Southborough, Stow, Sudbury, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley (pcts. A, C-E, H), Westborough, Weston, Woburn.


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Earnhardt May 31, 2012 at 12:27 PM
This is a useless council. You know it and we know it. The Governor calls the shots. What has the council ever done for any city or town? You need to find another way to contribute to your community. I'm sure your a great guy, I don't know you, but Governors council? sorry, you are wasting your time.
Charlie Shapiro May 31, 2012 at 01:01 PM
When out campaigning, I get a good number of people who feel the Council should be eliminated, so you're not alone in your feelings. Personally, I believe it has an important role to play in being the only citizen input opportunity into the lifetime judicial and parole board appointment process. My goal is to make it totally transparent and give the public more information so those who wish to be part of the process...can be. It's reasonable to disagree, but either way...as long as it does exist, shouldn't we try to to make it the best it can possibly be? If you're a Dem or Independent/unenrolled, I would greatly appreciate your vote on Sept 6th. My website is www.voteshapiro.org and I'm on facebook at www.facebook.com/voteshapiro and twitter @ charlie_shapiro.
Earnhardt May 31, 2012 at 01:19 PM
As I said: I'm sure your a great guy. but state politics in Massachusetts is all hot air. As for the Governor's council. Never heard of it. I'm guessing the reason is because it's like all other state government, useless. Its all about whats in it for the politicians, never the people. But I wish you all the best, and I hope you win big. All I know is anytime I have called my state rep or my state senator, I get hot air blown back at me.
PREDATOR June 06, 2012 at 07:19 PM
You're lucky.....the liberal elites never even respond to me.


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