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Corey Dinopoulos, running for District 2 City Council, spoke at the Ward 3 Democratic Committee’s Candidates Night on Wednesday, June 21st.

Dinopoulos grew up in Dracut, Massachusetts, but moved to Boston in 2004 to attend the Massachusetts College of Art & Design. In 2012, he was a part of the movement to bring the 2024 Olympic Games to Boston. Though the Olympics are no longer set for Boston, Dinopoulos says he, “Gained an understanding of the complexities of city government including its capabilities and limitations.”

Dinopoulos’ 2006 design for his senior thesis depicting what an Olympic logo for Boston might look like. Later, Dinopoulos would go on to co-found the movement to bring the Olympics to Boston. More on Dinopoulos’ involvement and on the rise and fall of Boston 2024.

Dinopoulos has an impressive list of priorities on his website describing the platform he is running on. Regarding transportation, Dinopoulos supports protected bike lanes for safety to those riding their bikes throughout the city. Dinopoulos believes there should be more work done to help keep small businesses open and to help new small businesses get started on the right foot. On public education, he writes on his website, “I will work with the council to ensure that all schools in the City of Boston over-perform.” For a complete list of Dinopoulos’ issues, see his Priorities page.

In a letter from his website, Dinopoulos writes, “City government is stronger when it reflects the diversity that makes Boston great. At 32 years old, I would be one of the youngest representatives, and a proud LGBT voice, on city council. I will work hard to bridge the divide of new and old and speak up for those whose voices aren’t heard. I believe that many residents in District 2 share this perspective, and I think we deserve a strong voice in city affairs. I want to serve on Boston City Council to be that voice.”

Watch the video of Corey Dinopoulos at the Ward 3 Candidates Night for full coverage. You can find out more information about Dinopoulos on his website

Candidates running for District 2 City Council include: Michael Kelley (Endorsed by Ward 3 Democrats), Ed Flynn, Corey Dinopoulos, Peter Lin-Marcus, and Joseph Kebartas. District 2 includes Downtown, South Boston, and the South End. The preliminary election will be on September 26th, 2017. The two candidates selected from that election will appear on the general municipal election ballot on November 7th, 2017.

Follow us for more on all of the candidates who came to speak at Candidates Night. For more information on the District 2 City Council Race, follow our District 2 Tag.

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