Education

A good education changed my life. When I came to the United States I could not speak English, and now I am running for Mayor. This was in part made possible through the Brockton education system. My teachers at Massasoit Community College helped make my dreams possible. I believe education opened the door of opportunity for me to live the American Dream.

As mayor, I want to focus on the education of children. The teachers and staff are what make this system great and enable our youth to reach their full potential. Their importance truly cannot be understated. One of my priorities will be to advocate aggressively for more increased funding for schools at city and state levels to help fund smaller class sizes, better ESL and after school programs as well as the English Language Program.

I will make it a priority to work in conjunction with our school district to create pathways to success for all students. I believe with a strong progressive policy and an increase to the education budget, we can pave the way for our students’ success.

Public Safety

Safety is one of the biggest factors when considering where to live or to open a business. In office, I will work with our stakeholders to make Brockton safe and secure.

I will work to increase the number of police officers in the city and work with the police force toward implementing immediate measures to improve police-community relations, as well as to identify specific needs of communities and the police force.

Bettering our after-school programs is a priority which will contribute to keeping our youth off the streets and thus reduce youth crime rates.

I will work on making sure our fire department has the funds necessary to keep us safe and work with Brewster to ensure our first responders can accomplish their public safety goals.

Some of our most vulnerable in Brockton are those with mental illnesses, so I will work to develop initiatives for how our first responders (Police, Fire, EMTs) engage with our residents with mental illnesses. Providing opportunities for more extensive training in appropriately treating mentally ill residents will help prevent a situation from turning tragic.

Economy and Infrastructure

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I will work on investing in our infrastructure to make local businesses and residences more accessible, and to encourage further economic development. I will work to get zoning and planning ordinances before our City Council and initiate task forces achieve these goals.

By making the city safer and improving the city’s economy we can bring more investors and businesses to the city.

Providing job training, more affordable housing and sustainable wages for our workers will make it possible for them to live and remain in the city.

I will seek grant funding on the state and federal level in order to effectively execute our planning & development strategy. We need to be proactive not reactive. Investing in our infrastructure will not only increase productivity but ultimately yield a positive return on our investment. Together, we are going to change Brockton’s standard of living. 

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Immigration

Because immigration is the foundation of our nation and all residents of Brockton have the right to feel safe and to improve their lives I will advocate for immigrant rights and services, expand upon English Language Learner and ESL programs, hire City Hall translators and create referral services for community resources.

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Homelessness

I will work in collaboration with businesses and community organizations and legislators both on the state and federal levels to create more funding for permanent and affordable housing opportunities to combat homelessness and to make medical treatment more available and accessible to the homeless.

Youth and Seniors

I will bring Brockton’s young population back to city through transforming downtown to appeal to younger people by bringing in more restaurants and clubs, creating a more cultural Brockton.

This will include arts and music and building a new youth center and outreach program for younger at-risk youth. We will work with businesses, the Brockton public school systems, Southeastern Regional, and nonprofits, such as Youthworks, to foster better internship and apprenticeship opportunities to keep our young talent in the city.

My goal is to make all of our seniors feel safe and comfortable. Elder abuse is an ongoing problem our society faces. Investing more time and funding to Council on Aging and Elder Care Services will be essential.