Walter Kovil, III
By Sara Brown
Councillor-at-Large candidate Walter Kovil said the reason he is running for the at-large seat is that he’s energetic about the city’s potential. “You won’t meet someone who has more enthusiasm for the city than me,” he claimed.
Kovil has been a lifelong Revere resident. He’s currently treasurer of the Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union and runs an accounting firm with his father. He has a degree from North Shore Community College and is currently a senior at Salem State University. He’s a former corrections officer.
The Revere native believes Revere is on the verge of big things. “…finally, people are seeing the positive aspects of Revere and what it can offer,” he said. That’s why he decided to put his name into the race.
“This is a fantastic city and it needs leaders to bring out its full potential,” Kovil said.
What he loves most about Revere is the sense of community.
“You say someone’s name or mention a family and someone will say, ‘Oh yeah. I know them. What a nice family.’ There are a lot of roots here,” Kovil said.
Kovil wants to help attract ideal businesses to Revere to help economic growth in the city if he’s elected to the council.
“I have a vision for the city. Part of that is bringing in businesses and building that up,” he said, noting, “You have to recruit the right kind of businesses and mold how you want the city to be.”
He also said he believes his skills as a treasurer can help him in the council: “I have experience in negotiating and I know how to run a business. These are important skills to have.”
He would bring a fresh perspective to the council, he opined: “I have a different point of view and I can offer different ideas.”
He believes his “can do” spirit would be his biggest strength in the position. “I’m a doer. There is not much that rattles me. I’m ready to do what’s best for the city I love,” he said.