Dan Rizzo spoke at the Ward 3 Democrats Candidates Forum this week and took questions from committee members. As former Mayor of Revere, Rizzo oversaw a $160 million annual budget. Now in his second bid for Senate, he is focusing voters on public safety, education, opioid epidemic, local aid to cities, and improving public transportation and infrastructure. Rizzo says he is a “people first” candidate, with experience as a small business owner, community leader and a six-year Navy veteran who served on the Revere city councilor for 12 years before becoming Mayor.
In the Q&A, Rizzo spoke about keeping families in the neighborhood, youth recreation facilities, the opiate/drug crisis, local liquor license control, charter schools and senior housing.
Candidates are vying to fill the First Suffolk and Middlesex district seat left open by the recent resignation of Anthony Pettruccelli. The district includes Boston’s North End / Waterfront, Beacon Hill, East Boston as well as Revere, Winthrop and parts of Cambridge.
All candidates are running as Democrats with the Special State Primary Election set for April 12th.