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Owen Freeman-Daniels Campaign Brochure - July 2011 #1


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Owen Freeman-Daniels Campaign Brochure - July 2011 #1

  1. 1. Owen on Owen on Owen onWard 3 Life: Our Economy: Our Future:Open Space Arts EnvironmentOpen Space and green space are Arts and entertainment bring We use an overlapping, convenienta major part of Northamptons tourism to Northampton. I want to trash collection system. I believeappeal. I will explore and support encourage artists, art production, public composting could be morepilot programs for better access to and increase public art. convenient, I want to expandpublic space around the ward. recycling, enforce our trash poli- Local Agriculture cies, and work on commercial trashTransportation Buying food locally builds a sustain- reduction.We have great bike paths, a good able community. I will work onbus system, and a need to be more ways to cultivate new farms. Energypedestrian-friendly. Lets examine We should look at more ways toa community bicycle program, reduce our negative impact on the Small-Businesslook into smarter transit, and environment. I support efforts to The new economy is full of small-repair and upgrade our sidewalks. retrofit public buildings and private business owners. I will commit to help them thrive. property using public loans.HousingNorthampton is a desirable placeto live. I believe affordability and Knowledge Corridor Educationgreater housing options are im~ Brain-based businesses and a Northamptons commitment to edu-portant for keeping Northampton close affiliation with our col- cation is part of its appeal. I supportdiverse. I want everyone to have a leges can help create good jobs neighborhood schools, safe routeshome. and clustered growth. I want to to them, and humane school start engage in public/private partner- times. I want our schools to teachCivic Engagement ship for economic growth. Internet and technological literacy.Northamptons outreach andengagement with citizens needs The Citys Budget Peopleto be improved and public venues I support greater openness in the We can take palpable steps to be ashould be more accessible. We city budget. I strive for equitable community that puts people first.must use new media, bring more taxation and adequate represen~ We should make good-faith efvoices into the process, and be tation in the process. I support forts to register young voters and tomore open when the city conducts efforts that leverage state, federal, explore a new election process. Evenits business. or private grants. as a municipality, we can limit ele~ ments of corporate personhood and fight attacks on our civil liberties. "I have been impressed by Owens"I know that he will encour- commitment and tenacity in work- "Owen quickly stepped into aage open and honest debates ing for the best interests of the leadership role on the ad hocabout all issues, will listen ward .... he understands that Ward committee that formed to helpand weigh the concerns and 3 is home to many of Northamp- raise money for the victims.interests of the people with tons artists, and he is committed Owen did an amazing job inan open mind, and will show to both a social and economic helping represent his ward, or-shrewd judgment in his climate that sustains and nourishes ganize events ... and help ensuredecision-making." the arts." that there would be profession- Madeline Weaver Blanchette al stewardship for the funds Jesse M. Adams raised and that they would be City Councilor At Large Valley Street distributed equitably." Michael Kusek (Arson victims fund organizer)The longtime Democrat. The most ex~erienced candidate.
  2. 2. Owen on About OwenOur Backyard: Freeman-Daniels:Bridge Street School Owen graduated from Northampton •• a High School in 1997 and receivedKeep it open and functioningas an elementary school. a BA from Amherst College. He entered the financial services fieldThe Three County Fair in 2001 and in 2005 joined Foley/I will be a voice for the neigh~borhood by sitting on the Connelly Financial Partners, special, izing in financial consulting for public It isFairgounds redevelopmentcommittee. Traffic and drain~ employees, families, and small busi_, nesses. The following year he bought pleasureage issues will be a high prior~ity for me. a home in Ward 3, where he has worked hard in many community to work withCars organizations. • Ward 3 Neighborhood Association, someoneI support community efforts tocalm traffic, redirecting com~ Board member since 2007 • Northampton Area Young as energetic,mercial vehicles out of neigh~borhoods and away from low Professionals • Pioneer Valley Young Democrats reliable,bridges, fixing our streets, andusing long~term creative financ~ • Northampton City School Alum (2008) smart anding for road projects. • Northampton Education Foundation Endowment Distribution Committee hard-workingNew HousingStructures that fit the general • Northampton Design Forum as Owencharacter of the neighborhoodare best. Adding units to exist~ • Ward 3 C omplete C ount for the 2010 US Census Freeman-ing properties should be easierfor homeowners. • Treasurer, 2009 Committee to Elect Jesse M. Adams Daniels. • Campaigned for Rep. MikeExit 19 Capuano and Gov. Deval Patrick Ellen Nigrosh Bates Street I want this intersection assafe, green, and efficient as itcan be. If the state builds, theexisting footprint should be Votemaintained. If the state doesnot build, the case should be August 2ndclosed. at the Senior Center on Conz Street OWEN FORWARD3 Need an absentee ballot? Contact us. Owen email: Freeman-Daniels for " ... his dedication to the economy City Councilor Call Owen: 413.530.1054 of this region is unwavering ... Ward3 he will work diligently for his Facebook Owenforward3 hometown as he has for most of his life." Twitter Owenforward3 Tara Brewster Paid for by The Committee to Elect Owner, Jackson & Connor Owen Freeman-Daniels Northampton Madel ine Weaver Blanchette, Treasurer, 41 Valley St, Northampton, MA 01060 Photography by David Newton