Thursday, July 02, 2009

Brighton Resident William Feegbeh Running Write-In Campaign for Mayor

While Brighton resident William Feegbeh may not have been successful in getting on this fall's ballot for Mayor of Boston -- he gathered enough raw signatures, but not enough valid ones to pass the 1500 signature minimum -- he is now running a write-in (sticker) campaign instead.

The sign at right was seen Thursday evening taped to the window of a business in Brighton Center. When I asked the business owner if he knew Feegbeh, he replied no, and proceeded to take down the sign. He had no idea how it got there... and handed me the sign. (No, I didn't ask him to take it down...)

Feegbeh was also unsuccessful in getting enough signatures in a 2007 bid for City Councilor-At-Large. The Dorchester Reporter gives a little bit of background on him:
...William Feegbeh [is] a 40-year-old who describes himself as a Northeastern political science graduate. He grew up in Brockton after coming over from Liberia in the 1970s when he was around seven years old.
At least one commenter over at Universal Hub is not quite so generous in his description of Feegbeh.

1 comment:

the zak said...

Ask your favorite candidate... How would you improve our Boston City Council communications?... Council Rule 12 and Rule 34 at http://www.cityofboston.gov/
citycouncil/councilrules.asp
both need to be updated. For example a) for people with hearing loss closed captioning on webcasts of public meetings, b) availability of stenographic machine records and c) better training and supervision of 100 or so Council staff with respect to FOI Freedom of Information public records, sunshine open public meetings, open government transparency. See also http://sunshineboston.blogspot.com