The first mailing of the campaign was delivered to mailboxes all over Allston and Brighton yesterday. The candidate is Mark Ciommo, and he seems determined and ready to run a serious campaign to represent our neighborhood on the City Council. Approximately 6,600 oversized postcards were mailed (if you are a frequent voter you probably got one) at a cost of somewhere between $2,000 and $3,000.
Mark has hired Mike McLaughlin to manage the campaign and he has scheduled his first fundraising event which will be Friday June 29 at 7:00 at the Brighton Elks (326 Washington St). Mark raised $45,000 in his last campaign for City Council and seems likely to top that this time.
I also saw the first yard sign of the campaign this morning. It was a Ciommo sign on Franklin Street.