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Steve Winslow announces candidacy for Councillor-at-Large

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~ Political Announcement ~

Bike to the Sea Co-Founder, former School Committee Member, and community development expert pledges to work with residents to move Malden forward

Today I announce my candidacy for Malden City Councillor-at-Large. I want to be a progressive, community‐focused voice on the Council and hope to earn your vote in November.

Maldonians probably know me best as co-founder of Bike to the Sea, the Malden nonprofit that has worked since 1993 to make the Northern Strand Community Trail and Bikeway Community Garden a reality. In my professional capacity as a manager of community development projects for more than 20 years, I have run large and small projects from start to finish. From articulating a vision to planning, gathering financial and material resources, navigating legal requirements, budgeting, and executing on the ground, I know exactly what it takes to make things happen. And as someone who cares deeply about the city that has been my home for 28 years, I want to use my experience and skills to move Malden forward. Smart development will be one key focus of my work – including affordable housing, effective public transportation, and a safe environment for people who drive, bike, or walk.

As a product of public schools, as well as a parent and grandparent, I know that public education is a critically important part of our City and our democracy. Having served on the Malden School Committee from 2007 to 2013, I am fully aware of the practical challenges our schools face. I will continue to work hard for equitable funding, smaller class sizes, strong leadership, and the best education we can provide for every one of our children.

Over the past several years, I have been proud to work with Preserve Malden to ensure that Malden has funds to protect its historic treasures, improve parks, and provide affordable housing. As Councillor‐at‐Large, I will seek to engage the entire community in making sure we spend these funds on projects of maximum benefit to residents today and tomorrow.

My experience – as an attorney, community development project manager, and School Committee member – has given me a profound appreciation for what we can accomplish when we work together. Malden’s diverse mix of residents enriches our City, generating enormous potential for creative ideas and innovative solutions. I plan to tap this potential in ways that benefit everyone. I will be a champion for every Malden resident and neighborhood, and will ensure that residents have a strong voice in key decision‐making processes. Government at every level has an important role to play in enriching our lives. At a time when divisive politics and policies are generating fear and worry, I pledge to be a progressive Councillor‐at‐Large who partners effectively with colleagues, community groups, and residents to address concerns and set Malden on the right path.

I hope I can earn your vote and become your voice on the City Council. I look forward to meeting you in the coming months, hearing your thoughts, and sharing my ideas for how we can keep Malden moving forward together. To learn more about my candidacy, please visit my Facebook page, Winslow for Malden.

 

About Steve

Steve and his wife Helen have lived in Malden for 28 years – most of that time in Maplewood – and have helped raise their three granddaughters here by regularly taking them to school, dance and Kung Fu classes in the City. Steve co‐founded Bike to the Sea and has served on its board since 1993. He also served on the Malden School Committee from 2007 to 2013 and on the Malden Democratic City Committee. Steve attended public schools in San Jose, California and has degrees in Chemical Engineering and Law from the University of California. He currently works as a Senior Project Manager, planning, funding, and building community development projects for the City of Gloucester. In his spare time Steve enjoys hiking, bicycling, and mentoring people of all ages in bicycle safety.

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