For Somerville Patch's 2013 election guide, we asked all candidates running for office in Somerville the same three questions, and we posted their answers without editing them. Here are the responses from William Medeiros:
Question: What are the two most important issues facing Somerville right now, and what would you do on the Board of Aldermen to address those issues?
the major issues as I door knock are the rat problem as we are being invaded every day more and more I see them every day where I live in ward 2 I would address this issues wanton answers nothing is working I would look into city wide bait problem and would get a petition to state house to try get emergency money 2 issues Somerville residents not getting fair shake of jobs union,non union,affordable housing constructing I would try to get ordinance Somerville residents get first prior:
Question: Tell us about your background.
iam life long residents graduate of Somerville school system member sheetmetat workers local 17 I presently am chairman of condo review board commission of recreation dept founder and pres Somerville gridiron assoc. which raises money for foot ball program notary public for comm. of mass.10 years race director of Dee zuccaro road race that rasied money for Somerville public schools learn to swim program served as constable 6 years and served on board of directors Somerville boys and girls club and have volunteer over 40 years in many events
Question: Why should Somerville residents vote for you?
my sixty years in Somerville where I seen the good and bad days of our city ill bring new ideas such as jobs taxes rat problem with my experience on rec board I have better unstanding about youth seniors want,plus my many years working with the community and serving on many boards dive been endorsed by Somerville labor coalition local 17 sheetmetal workers pipecovers local 6 painters local 35 somerville firefighters local 76 Liam asking for one of your 4 votes on Tuesday Nov if you want your vote to be heard vote for me my only two promises will be ill call you within 24 hours and ill be the hardest working alderman you saw thanks