JD Hebert advances to general election in Pittsfield City Council race
September 25, 2009 in Local Elections
In Pittsfield, MA, Green-Rainbow Party member JD Hebert has finished in the top 2 of 4 candidates for the Ward 7 City Council seat and will advance to the general election on November 3rd.
Hebert works as director of transportation, housing, shelter and facilities for Berkshire Community Action Council, an anti-poverty organization in Western Massachusetts.
In an interview with iBerkshires.com, Hebert emphasized transparency in government:
“I think the right now, the city of Pittsfield and particularly Ward 7, is in need of some responsive community leadership, and that’s where I’m going to hang my hat,” said Hebert. “I think that there’s a lot of independent interests being pushed through right now without a lot of transparency in government.
“Again, town hall-style meetings: Let’s get all of the concerned people, all of the stakeholders together, let’s talk about the facts, let’s talk about the issues at hand, and I am not afraid to make a tough decision once we’ve heard the facts,” he continued.