Edward L Moynihan has announced his candidacy to represent District 1 for Worcester City Council. Moynihan said that the announcement that Tony Economou would not seek re-election for his seat caused him to seek the open seat.
“I have great respect for Tony and his service to our city. His absence will be a real loss to both our District and our City. His presence on the Council added a steady, guiding had to the work of the Council. I hope to fill that seat for our District in the same manner as Tony to provide District 1 with seamless representation. I hope to provide a steady and reasoned voice on the Council while responding to the needs of the constituents of District 1 in a prompt and reliable manner.”
“I have developed a set of leadership skills that will prove effective on the Council. In my time as co-chair of the Vote No Slots group, I worked collaboratively and effectively with a members from across a wide ideological spectrum to formulate strategies and tactics to achieve a desired end. I have a proven track record of working to provide recreational services to a racially, ethnically, and economically diverse young people. I bring to the Council this skill set that I have cultivated over my lifetime to benefit the entire City.”
In seeking the seat, Moynihan mentioned his long time service to institutions in the district.
“I have invested thousands of volunteer hours at Tris Speaker Little League, Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Burncoat Babe Ruth, and the schools in the Burncoat neighborhood.” He also mentioned his work with the St. Peter’s Parish Basketball program for the past 17 years, his time as a volunteer coach at Worcester Youth Soccer League, Girl’s Inc. basketball and Joe Schwartz Girls softball.
“Worcester’s strengths lie in its vibrant, livable neighborhoods. I know the importance of having strong neighborhoods. I have served on the Community Development Advisory Committee as Chairman for the past four years. My experiences there have convinced me that Worcester is only as strong as its neighborhoods. We have to build on these strengths and improve on them – strong, secure neighborhoods, clean and safe streets, and safe, high quality schools.”
Moynihan went on to note that the two fastest growing demographic groups in the United States are retiring baby boomers and job seeking millennials.
“The cities that thrive will be those that position themselves to attract those two growing populations. Studies show that baby boomers as a whole will be looking for places that are smaller, affordable with access to health care, cultural and entertainment venues. Millenials value individuality, unique cultural experiences and diversity in their world. I will be working with the Council and the community to build a Worcester that provides safe places for our parents to retire and great places for our children to live and thrive.”
I look forward to the coming campaign to share my vision of Worcester. We live in a great city. Over the coming weeks and months, I will be going door to door, meeting with local groups to listen and to share ideas that will make our city even better. There is a better Worcester in all of us. I look forward to serving on the Council to give our residents a better place to live, work, learn, and thrive.
Moynihan was born at Hahnemann Hospital in 1964 before his parents moved to Connecticut in 1965, where he was raised. Moynihan has lived at 68 Blue Bell Rd with his wife of 28 years, Melinda George, since 1995. His two sons, Connor and Joseph and daughter Eva are all Burncoat High School graduates. Moynihan is a first generation college graduated, earning his bachelors in Political Science from the College of the Holy Cross in 1987. He earned a Masters in American History from Providence College in 2011.
Contact: Ed Moynihan 774-696-1030