A politician who stands quietly in the back of the room at our neighborhood meetings and avoids taking a clear stand on key issues is not what Allston and Brighton need. A wide range of challenges face our community and the real estate developers, universities, and others who seek to profit from opportunities in our community are not shy about using their money and influence to get what is best for them.
We need a City Councilor whose allegiance and commitment to Allston and Brighton is crystal clear. Someone who is going to stand up for the residents as much or more than the lawyers and hired guns stand up for their clients.
Alex Selvig is the candidate whose experience, skills, intelligence, personality, and determination make him worthy of support in Tuesday's election. He will never worry about the fate of the CITGO sign or support zoning variances and licenses that are opposed by the community. He will bring creativity and passion to the City Council on behalf of his constituents in Allston and Brighton.
I hope everyone reading this who lives in Allston and Brighton will vote on Tuesday and please consider voting for Alex Selvig.