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Boston's at-large city councilor
Posted Friday, September 4, 2009
Candidates' records may steer voters
The ghastly driving records of several at-large City Council candidates could
help voters pare down a vast field of 15 candidates running for four seats, a
former councilor and candidate said yesterday.
|By Jessica Van Sack
|Boston Herald Police
If you have reams of violations . . . that's someone who's not paying attention
to motor-vehicle laws, said former councilor Michael J. McCormack. So how can
they justify having someone vote for them?
The Herald reported yesterday that five of the 15 candidates had had their
licences suspended at least once, and several had lengthy records of speeding
tickets, unpaid citations and other violations.
If its a pattern of ongoing, persistent violations, I think that's a problem,
said former City Councilor Larry DiCara, chairman of the Boston Municipal
Research Bureau. “If you make laws, it’s very difficult to ignore a whole
bunch of laws that a bunch of other people made.
Jean-Claude Sanon, 50, had his license suspended a whopping 10 times, according
to his RMV record. Tomas Gonzalez, 38, of Hyde Park has had his license
suspended three times.
An angry Bill Trabucco suggested yesterday that a record of his 1988 license
suspension was in error. But a spokesman for the Registry of Motor Vehicles
yesterday confirmed the suspension - and said Trabucco had to show up to a court
hearing to win reinstatement.
One candidate with a flawless record, Robert L. Fortes, 40, of Dorchester, said
a candidate's ability to follow the rules of the road is emblematic of something
I just really think the more information the voters have, the better,” said
Fortes, who resigned his job as assistant general manager for strategic planning
at the MBTA to run for the council.
Candidate Sean H. Ryan, a 29-year-old Jamaica Plain resident, yesterday
confirmed his RMV record includes a fender-bender in Cambridge in 2004 and an
on-the-job accident in Georgia, for which he said he was not at fault.
Published Thursday, September 3, 2009.
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