Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I am excited to be an official candidate for the Cambridge City Council election this November 5. I am running for City Council because I believe every resident of this great city deserves to share in the tremendous economic growth, innovation, and cultural wealth that is unique to Cambridge. As we embrace smart growth and our promising future unfolds, we must explore how our private industries and local residents can benefit from each other, grow together, and make Cambridge a city of dreams and possibilities for future generations. I am ready to lead our city in this important work.
Cambridge was the city of dreams for my parents when they migrated here from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic in the 1960s. For me, it still is. Though the factories that my parents worked in are long gone, they have been replaced by some of the most innovative and successful companies in the world. My own neighborhood on Pine Street sits on the backyard of Novartis, Microsoft, and Google. I believe that our children should be able to view these corporations as places where they might one day have successful careers, not just as buildings in whose shadows they walk. I'm running for Cambridge City Council because I believe we need to improve the way in which our neighborhoods interact with these companies and other institutions expanding all around us. Together, we can promote STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education and foster programs that provide internships and other opportunities for our youth. We can create a pipeline of talent from our neighborhoods to our companies, giving Cambridge families greater opportunities at home.
Running for office is heavy lifting, but I am dedicating to giving this race everything I've got. If I am to succeed, I will need your support and your number one (1) vote this November 5 about my platform, I hope you will consider volunteering your time or making a contribution to support our campaign.
With your help, we can do it! Thank you for joining our campaign to better Cambridge's future.
Dennis A. Benzan
Candidate for Cambridge City Council