Elections in Brockton are a few months away, but there’s one race that seems to be drawing several candidates. Councilor-At-Large Tom Brophy announced last week that he would not run again in the fall. The news is expected to increase the number of candidates that will vie for the seat. According to at-large candidate Craig Pina, he sees the importance of adding new people to a board like the city council.
“I think it’s important to add new blood to any kind of a boards, I’ve been involved with non-profits, boards of directors and I’ve always termed myself out, basically I set my own term limits,” Pina said. “It’s important to add new blood, new ideas and new energy, actually most especially new energy to bring to boards like these.”
Other names familiar to city politics like Ed Miller, Steven Foote, Paul Beckner and Moises Rodrigues have either announced or will soon announce they are candidates for the seat. Political newcomer Dawn Carr took a moment to explain why she decided to enter the at-large race.
“This is my first political race, I’ve been working behind the scenes for a few years now in Brockton politics,” said Carr. “I’ve thrown my hat into the race, because to me, the future is bright ahead and we need more people in who want to work as a team, team players and get this thing back on track.”
Candidates interested in running for office in the city of Brockton will have to wait until June 10th to pull papers.