Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone recently made the Village Voice’s “America’s Worst Politicians” list as a “blowhard.”
Dig Boston’s Chris Faraone, who wrote the section on Curtatone for the Village Voice, wrote Curtatone’s “glowing public profile” isn’t deserved.
“In reality, the seemingly delightful Democrat and famously cool neighbor of Boston operates a municipality rife with old-school shenanigans; turn over a rock and discover an elite and privileged cadre of attorneys and real estate slugs who get virtually any permissions they wish for.”
Faraone also criticized Curtatone’s more than $300,000 budget for media relations and communications, while at the same time “skyrocketing property taxes that have forced natives to flee.”
Fifty alternative press writers and editors compiled the list of 53 of “the nation’s worst elected leaders.”
Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo was the only other Bay State politician on the list. He made the “sleazeball” section.
Do you think Curtatone deserves to be on the list?