Why I'm Running
At its core, the job of a District City Councilor is constituent services, ensuring you are active and present in every part of your district, talking to and hearing from residents, and then showing up every day at City Hall to advocate on their behalf. I don't believe our incumbent Councilor has shown that commitment to District 6, and, as a result, I think the voters deserve a choice.
In the last two years, most of the news we've seen regarding the Boston City Council has been about the constant chaos and infighting between certain members, our incumbent Councilor included. We have seen factions forming, one side pitted against the other, and not much of anything getting done. If elected, I would work to bring the council's focus back to where it should be, on the residents who elected us to serve because there are real issues in our communities that need to be addressed, from schools to crime, public works to transportation, and so much more.
At the end of the day, the success of a Councilor should not be measured in how many tweets they send but in how much they deliver for their constituents. While we may not always agree, I believe we can always find common ground and work together to provide actual results for our communities.
If you believe that, too, then I hope I can count on your support.
William King, a lifelong resident of Boston, born and raised in Dorchester, was raised by his working parents and is a graduate of the Boston Public School system. Graduating in 2007 from TechBoston Academy, Mr. King had worked for the Boston Public School system for 6 years as a Technology Specialist until becoming an IT Manager for a local real estate company.