Saturday, January 23, 2010

Selectman Candidates for Framingham

Harold Wolfe and Tom Mahoney have turned in their signatures along with the incumbent party ruling elitists, Estey and Sisitsky. At least they will face some opposition this year and to replace the two that have kept Framingham in the 50's era could only be good for this Town. It's just to bad, a R candidate couldn't have the guts to be on the ballot.

8 Comments:

At January 25, 2010 at 11:49 AM , Blogger 6th Middlesex constituent said...

I think Tom Mahoney is a good option, but I just can not get behind Wolfe. Don’t know much about the man and hate to judge on what I do know, but he seems to have absolutely no tact and no idea of how to get people to listen and see his side of things. Does not matter if you are 100% right and eveyone else is 100% wrong. If you don’t have the skill to make people at least listen to your argument, then you are not going to be able to accomplish anything.

 
At January 25, 2010 at 12:33 PM , Blogger Framingham resident said...

Since Mahoney is running, I am assuming you are not Jim? I think that is a good choice for the future. Safe to assume you will support Mahoney?

 
At January 25, 2010 at 1:04 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Tom in race is good for all I think. Harold just wants to be in the debate... but if he gets any traction, he may well end up with some votes. He has many valid points and is frustrated with the system as we all are. If he polished up, and was given a fair chance at debates, he'd get some votes for sure.

Watch the media crucify him at every chance.

 
At January 25, 2010 at 4:35 PM , Blogger fed up in framingham said...

Nice to see that at least there are people willing to take on the status quo. I hope we see at least one new member on the Selectmen. Even if there is nothing fundamentally wrong with the performance of a sitting selectman, there is something to be said for having a new member. Term limits have their value, and I personally think it is time for those limits to come in to play in town politics. Selectmen have a lot of authority in this town, and if one particular group of like minded thinkers control that authority, others don’t have a say. The new comers to town, or the people who have lived here for a long time but are now in a position to serve the town because their children are grown and they have more time should have the opportunity to serve also.

 
At January 25, 2010 at 4:52 PM , Blogger concerned voter said...

Nice to see people at least participating in the process, whatever their motivation is. I think Brown’s win was the best thing that could have happened to politics in this state. Not only was it a wake up call, but it also showed people that running against a sure winner is not always a losing race.

 
At January 25, 2010 at 5:39 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

And now there are 5.... oh my

Firefighter Bill Petro who ever he is will be on the ballot. Could he be the lone R in the race?

 
At January 26, 2010 at 12:06 PM , Blogger Anderson said...

Always good to see an real election where you actually have choices. I think Framingham does very well managing itself when you consider our size and the fact we have a town government. Nice to see more people stepping up to the plate to take part in the process. That is what a democracy is suppose to be about. If people are running that means they are interested and paying attention to what is going on and without that, the process does not work as it is suppose to work.

 
At January 26, 2010 at 2:46 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

and today we learn that the Town Manager is getting a 1% raise and an additional week of vacation totaling 5 freaking weeks.

I hope people remember this foolish move in April.

 

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