Philip P. Palmieri has announced his candidacy for state representative in Worcester’s District 15.
In making his announcement, Palmieri said, “I believe, first of all, in working hard every day to make Worcester a better, more prosperous place for my family, my neighbors and the business owners who have staked their future on this city. At the state level I certainly think that we could do more to help our cities and towns improve public safety, create jobs and foster economic development.”
For the past 12 years, Palmieri has served as Worcester’s District 2 city councilor. During that time, in his district alone, over $2.0 billion has been invested in new development, public/private partnerships and infrastructure improvements. Among other things, that has included construction of a new Worcester Technical High School, development of City Square and the re-opening of Front Street to Washington Square, expansion of commuter rail service to Boston and the commitment of several million dollars to enhance local parks and recreational facilities.
In addition to stimulating economic activity throughout the city, these developments have led to the creation of hundreds of new jobs.
Asked about his interest in becoming the District 15 representative, he said, “Worcester needs and deserves a strong, experienced advocate in the statehouse who is willing to consider new strategies and intelligent reforms, no matter who proposes them.”
Palmieri is a lifelong resident of Worcester whose family has resided on the East Side for almost 100 years. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Fitchburg State University and a Master’s degree in Education from Cambridge College. For the bulk of his career, he was a state probation officer and local business owner. As a community activist he has been involved in numerous projects to improve the life, culture and infrastructure of the city. He is also the property owner of a commercial building on Shrewsbury Street.