A Letter from Jack
I’m one of the lucky ones.
It didn’t seem like it when I was living on the street and shoplifting to get money for drugs. It didn’t seem like it when I was waking up in alleyways and abandoned buildings.
I’m one of the lucky ones because ten years ago I got clean, got off the street, and got back on my feet, while far too many kids in Boston never made it through.
Since that time I’ve been working on the front lines dealing with some of the most vulnerable populations in our city. I’ve worked as neighborhood liaison for the Menino administration. I’ve worked with Mass General Hospital to reduce rates of HIV and Hepatitis C. And every day I sit side by side with recovering addicts helping them get healthy too.
I’m running for At-Large City Council because someone needs to be focused on the side of Boston that most people don’t want to talk about. I truly believe we are the greatest city in the world, but I also believe we owe it to ourselves, our neighbors, and our kids to get serious about tough problems.
Many good people began campaigns for office this year in Boston, and I am honored to be among the few who made it through the first round. I ask for one of your four votes for At-Large City Council on Tuesday, November 5th so I can be an even stronger ally for those in our city who most need a voice.
I thank you for your consideration.
- Jack Kelly