Anthony DiPierro officially announced this week his candidacy for Ward 3 City Council, and launched a new website that seeks feedback from Everett residents.
The new website can be found at www.anthonydipierro.com.
“I’m encouraged by the early support I have received for this run and I’m looking forward to knocking on every voter’s door to hear their ideas and to ask for the support”, said DiPierro.
Everett’s new city charter allows for ward city councilors, but they are voted on citywide.
Anthony DiPierro said he is part of a new generation of leaders in Everett. He said he knows that toughness also requires civility, and that working together respectfully is how we get the best results for the people who live and work in our city.
DiPierro’s father, Jerry, runs his family’s construction business and his mother, Teena, is a member of Laborers Local 22.
Anthony DiPierro is Everett through and through, he said. A second-generation American, DiPierro’s grandparents choose Everett to build their lives in America. After emigrating from Avellino in Italy, DiPierro’s grandfather, Angelo, established DiPierro & Sons Construction.
In the 40 years since they opened their roofing and siding business, DiPierro & Sons has expanded and now has about a dozen employees. What hasn’t changed is the company’s dedication to their city and neighbors – and to the quality of their work, DiPierro said.
Anthony DiPierro attended the Albert N. Parlin Elementary School and Everett High, where he was a student ambassador, member of The National Honor Society and coached youth football and basketball. He still keeps in touch with the athletes he mentored, helping guide them through adolescent life, he said.
Through his strong work ethic and academic dedication, Anthony won the Dean’s and Trustee’s Scholarship amongst others and – with the help of student loans – is currently studying American Politics at Suffolk University. To help pay for college, DiPierro works with his family business and also works as a greeter at Rocco’s Funeral Home on Main Street.
DiPierro said he jumped into politics at a young age, realizing that public service is an effective and concrete way to give back to the community. He has worked on the campaigns of Mayor Carlo DeMaria, State Senator Sal DiDomenico, former Governor Deval Patrick, and he helped run the coordinated campaign in Everett for the Democratic Party last year. He also worked for Everett United, as he knows that smart development and a healthy tax base are what will make Everett outstanding in the years ahead.
He has worked as an intern in the State House and as a legislative assistant handling constituent concerns at City Hall.