Video: Campaign kickoff speech on May 29, 2013 by Philip Frattaroli, candidate for Boston City Councilor at Large.
Supporters came out for Philip Frattaroli on Wednesday night at the official kickoff of his campaign for Boston City Councilor At-Large. Joined by family, friends and supporters, the event was held at Filippo’s Ristorante in Boston’s North End. Philip runs a small business, Ducali Pizzeria, and resides in the neighborhood. The candidate comes from a family of North End entrepreneurs including his father Filippo that started Lucia Ristorante shortly after arriving in America as an Italian immigrant. Philip said his family helped instill a sense of public service, including his mother Anna and uncle Donato Frattaroli, founder of Taste of the North End that has raised over $1 million for local charities.
Frattaroli said his campaign will emphasize, “bringing a new generation of ideas to City Hall with the discipline of a small business owner.” Along with better schools, a more efficient and transparent government, the candidate said he will fight for a “cleaner, safer and better city.” He wants to improve the accessibility for entrepreneurs to start new businesses by keeping taxes down. He wants to improve the accessibility for entrepreneurs to start new businesses and supports families living in the city through better schools. A longtime supporter of youth wrestling, Philip also wants to bring a wider range of sports to Boston Public Schools to give more children an opportunity to participate.
Philip Frattaroli’s political experience includes serving as an aide to former Governor Paul Cellucci and New York State Field Director for the Rudy Guiliani Presidential Committee. He is a graduate of Boston College and holds a law degree from Suffolk University Law School.
In the local community, he currently serves on the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council, NEWNC, and is active in several charitable causes. Philip is one of the organizers of the annual Taste of the North End and ran the 2012 Boston Marathon to support the UMass ALS Champion Fund. He lives in the North End and was recently married to Kelly Fagan at St. Stephen’s Church on Hanover Street.
The campaign kickoff was held on May 29th, coinciding with Frattaroli’s 31st birthday, a date he shares with President John F. Kennedy. In his campaign speech, the candidate said his campaign mantra was inspired by Boston’s famous leader.
Some notable names at the kickoff event included Chef Lydia Shire, businessman Joe Pace, champion boxer Tony DeMarco, City Councilor and Mayoral Candidate Rob Consalvo and District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina.
Philip Frattaroli’s remarks can be viewed in the above video clip and photos from the event are shown below. For more information on the campaign, see www.PhilipFrattaroli.com.