Lynn School Committee member Charlie Gallo will announce his bid for re-election at a kickoff event Thursday night at Hibernian Hall.
Gallo finished second in the last School Committee election. In 2007, he ran for office and just missed election by 35 votes.
“I’ve enjoyed the work in my first term and I feel we’ve done a lot of good things,” said Gallo. “I’m excited to ask the voters for a chance to do the job again.”
A 29-year-old attorney, Gallo is the youngest elected official in the city. “It’s so important that we give back to our youth so our youth are going to want to give back to the city and to that end I worked alongside Councilor Brendan Crighton to establish a Lynn Youth Council, a group of high school and middle school students who advise the School Committee and the City Council,” said Gallo.
Gallo said he also joined with Councilor-at-Large Dan Cahill to tour the neighborhood that will house the new Thurgood Marshall Middle School.
“We talked with neighbors to see what the residents think about a school being built on Brookline Street,” said Gallo.
Gallo has been working with the New Lynn Coalition and his colleague John Ford on Lynn Community Enrichment Program that offers educational course and recreational activities three nights a week at Lynn Tech.
Gallo said he has enjoyed “a good working relationship” with Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy on school-related issues.
Gallo has been active in the Lynn Democratic City Committee, having served as its secretary. He is also a member of several Lynn boards and organizations.
Gallo attended Sacred Heart School, Pickering Middle School, and St. Mary’s High School. He is a graduate of Suffolk University and Suffolk University Law School.