For Immediate Release:
January 9, 2012
MAX TRACY ANNOUNCES WARD TWO CITY COUNCIL RUN
BURLINGTON—Today, Progressive Max Tracy announced he is running for City Council in Ward 2. Tracy, a Department of Public Works commissioner and UVM union organizer, is launching his grassroots campaign to refocus the city dialogue around issues that matter to working people in the Old North End. Tracy will continue the work of past Ward 2 councilors, including Cheryl McDonough, Jane Knodell, Donna Bailey, Gene Bergman, and Terry Bouricius to make Burlington a city that is truly livable for all residents.
“I believe the City Council can play a constructive role in creating policies that directly address economic and social hardships facing the Old North End,” said Tracy. “I will be a City Councilor that works for moderate and low income people and gets tangible results. My campaign will be indicative of the type of councilor I will be: engaged, grassroots, and accountable. My top issues are: addressing UVM’s impact on our community, promoting affordable housing, instituting a sustainable transportation system, supporting local farmers and gardeners, balancing the budget in a way that is fair, smart, and maintains services Old North End residents need, and encouraging responsible economic development that will create good-paying, local jobs. I look forward to meeting with neighbors and sharing my vision for the Old North End.”
For more information or to get involved with the campaign, email Max at maxforward2[at]gmail.com.