Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Doug Gutro announces he's running for Mayor of Quincy

My (Rob) younger brother Doug, who has successfully served as a city councilor in Quincy, Mass. has announced that he's running for Mayor!   I've never seen a more compassionate, intelligent, caring, hands on, honest person in any political race (and I'm not just showing favoritism here). Doug has always been there for me throughout my life, when others were not. He's optimistic, positive, knowledgeable, and he gets things done. As I know he will bring Quincy back to greatness.  - Rob
  His website  http://www.douggutro.com/
Here's his video of the announcement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvPfB25Mmes

Quincy Sun: Gutro, Mahoney Challenging Koch For Mayor

Mayor Thomas Koch – who is expected to seek a fifth term this fall – will have at least two challengers as City Councillor Doug Gutro and School Committeewoman Anne Mahoney said Monday that they will run for mayor this fall.
Gutro will officially announce his entrance into the race Tuesday at 5 p.m. He has served on the Quincy City Council for 13 years, 10 of those representing Wollaston and Quincy Center as the Ward 5 councillor.
Mahoney – who was re-elected to a third term on the school committee in 2013 – challenged Koch for mayor in 2011.
Koch was uncontested for a fourth term in 2013.
Gutro and Mahoney’s entrance into the race could trigger a political scramble not seen at the local level for years. School Committeeman Dave McCarthy is expected to run for Gutro’s open at large seat. That would create an open School Committee seat since McCarthy’s term is up this fall.
A Koch-Gutro-Mahoney race will create a preliminary election that is tentatively set for Tuesday, Sept. 22. The final election is Nov. 3. This will also mark the first city election voters cast ballots for mayor who will serve a four-year term.
This is a developing story. More coverage in this week’s Quincy Sun.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next