REPRESENTATIVE SMITH ANNOUNCES
RE-ELECTION FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE
Ward 3 Councilwoman Carlie Smith would like to proudly and formally announce the intention of her father, State Representative Stephen Stat Smith, to seek re-election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
“My father has always been a no-nonsense, honest and tireless advocate for the people of his district. His work ethic has earned him great respect from the people of Everett, his colleagues, and Leadership on Beacon Hill” stated Carlie.
“I would like to first and foremost thank the people of my district for the opportunity to serve in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
Four years ago, I pledged to be a tireless worker for the people and to do my very best. My personal belief has always been “Actions speak louder than words.”
So let’s look at OUR accomplishments throughout my first two terms. I refer to them as OUR accomplishments because nothing would have been possible without the input and assistance of the people of my district, my colleagues in the House and Senate, the City Council, the Mayor and his staff and the Department Heads and city employees I work with on a daily basis”.
I’ll start with perfect attendance while representing one of the busiest districts in the Commonwealth. I pledged to you I would give 150% of my efforts. I have never missed a voting day nor have I turned away a single constituent, whether they were from my district or not. The result may not always be favorable, but I make every effort to complete every request that comes across my desk.
Representing the City of Everett and Malden is an honor, and while most State Representatives have district office hours once a month, I have them daily between eight and ten in the morning for the convenience of the people.
Over the past four years, the City of Everett has received the most generous Municipal Aid Package in its history. Our “Cherry Sheet” package has grown from just over $33 million dollars to almost $46 million dollars per year. Among the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts, only one city has received a larger dollar increase than the City of Everett.
Over the past four years, the money the City of Everett receives to administer our Public Schools has increased to historic levels. Our Chapter 70 funding has gone from $23 million to $38 million dollars per year. Among the 351 cities and towns, only two communities have received a larger dollar increase than the City of Everett.
Two ideas that have been talked about within the city for decades, but were never carried out, have been completed during my tenure, The Boys and Girls Club on Broadway and the renovation of Everett’s Memorial Stadium, including artificial turf. These facilities greatly enhance our children’s opportunities and future.
Almost daily you read of police and firefighter layoffs in surrounding cities, yet the City of Everett has been able to supplement its public safety budget with grant and stimulus money. This funding has protected the jobs of our police and firefighters and ensured the safety of our community.
Earlier this year, the Everett Housing Authority received over two million dollars to upgrade heating systems throughout our public housing units. And recently, the City of Everett received a one million dollar community development grant to repair our roads and sidewalks.
I worked with the Governor, on behalf of our veterans, to restore funding for the Chelsea Soldiers Home out-patient clinic this spring.
I take great pride in being the “Face of Everett” at the Massachusetts State House. Every resident can be proud of the manner in which I represent our community and the work ethic I put forth daily on your behalf.
In these difficult times, there is much work to be done. I once again pledge to give 150% of my efforts and to do my very best for our district. For that I respectfully ask your continued support. Thank you and God Bless.