PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mayoral candidate Pam Malumphy is formally announcing her candidacy on Thursday, Aug. 6, at noon on the steps of Pittsfield City Hall as the city is at a crossroads facing serious issues of public safety, jobs, and renovating two existing high schools versus building a new high school.
"When it comes to public safety, I know this isn't just a police department or a district attorney's office issue, it is our issue as a community and we desperately need a vocal advocate from City Hall leading the community to say 'we have no tolerance for violence or drugs in our community,'" Malumphy stated.
For the past three years, Malumphy has been the regional director for the Massachusetts Office of Business Development at which her chief responsibility is supporting the health of existing businesses. "I have a great record of working with dozens of businesses in our community in offering meaningful support and guidance," she said.
Among her top three campaign issues is the continued debate over renovating the two high schools or building a new single high school.
"When I was on the City Council, I petitioned to have the School Building Needs Commission re-activated and, over the years, the conversation turned into one of constructing a new high school. I have consistently opposed this position preferring instead to advocate for the renovation of our two great existing high schools."
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