Dear Citizens of Holyoke,
I am so pleased to report that Judge Mason has ruled in
favor of the Holyoke City Council on all counts. His
memorandum and analysis is outstanding. His Order is
exactly on point. In the long and illustrious history
of the Holyoke City Council, the people’s legislature,
this Decision will once again remind those who would seek to
usurp our lawful authority that they will not get away with
it, and we will stand vigilant to defend the authority given
to us by the people of Holyoke from whom our authority
flows. Best regards, Kevin A. Jourdain Holyoke needle exchange program ordered to close in absence of affirmative City Council vote
Holyoke Fiscal Watchdog Announces for Ward 6 City Councilor
Holyoke – City Council President Kevin A. Jourdain announced today that he will seek election to the Ward 6 City Council seat at the municipal election in 2015. Council President Jourdain was first elected to the City Council in 1993, and is currently serving in his 11th term on the City Council. He has been elected city-wide as a Councilor At Large in all of these elections. Council President Jourdain has been the highest vote recipient in each of the last two city elections, as well as, the top vote recipient in Ward 6. Council President Jourdain is currently serving in his second term as President of the City Council. Click here to continue reading ...
“It has been an honor and pleasure to faithfully serve the people of Holyoke for the last 22 years on the City Council. I have been a champion for Holyoke’s working families and seniors during my entire tenure. As a homeowner and taxpayer in Ward 6, I am deeply committed to make sure that Ward 6 and the entire city receives the type of experienced and effective leadership it deserves,” Jourdain said. “With the announcement that current Ward 6 Councilor Todd McGee will not be running for re-election, I want to make sure the big void left by his absence is filled with someone who lives up to his high standards. I am up to the task, and look forward to continuing to offer the city top notch leadership that moves our great city forward,” Jourdain said.
As a veteran of the City Council and its current leader, no one could be a stronger voice than me for the post of Ward 6 City Councilor. As Holyoke’s proven Fiscal Watchdog, I have saved our city millions of dollars in waste, and government inefficiency. I have been a strong advocate to keep taxes and user fees down because I understand that many of our residents are living on a fixed income. “I have always tried to make sure every dollar sent to City Hall by our taxpayers is well spent,” Jourdain said.
Council President Jourdain has been a champion for millions of dollars in re-investments in Ward 6 from Community Field and Rohan Park to Holyoke High School to Sullivan School, as well as miles of roads and new sidewalks. I have fought for key priorities like our state of the art library and senior center. I have also made sure that we make important investments in public safety and have supported millions of dollars in police and fire services and equipment to keep our residents safe. I have always made sure my constituents receive the type of quality of life they deserve. Council President Jourdain is also highly focused on continuing to work hard on drawing new businesses and residents to our city through tax incentives, improving our schools, and improved public relations about our city.
“I have always provided top notch responsive constituent service and this will continue as Ward 6 Councilor.” As an energetic and passionate Councilor, I will now focus all of my energies to make sure the great people of Ward 6 and Ward 6 itself receive the effective leadership they expect. I have the skills and proven track record to get the job done.
I look forward to an energetic and vigorous campaign and I look forward to seeing all the voters of the Ward at their doors very soon so I can once again listen carefully to them directly on their needs and priorities for the betterment of the city. 2015 will be very exciting and I can’t wait to begin once again.
Council President Kevin Jourdain is a taxpayer and homeowner who resides at 18 Raymond Avenue with his wife Shari, and three children, Kevin Jr., Jacqueline, and Allison. Councilor Jourdain holds a Juris Doctor Magna Cum Laude from the Massachusetts School of Law at Andover, Master of Business Administration from Anna Maria College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He currently serves as Director of Managed Care for the Sisters of Providence Health System and also has his private own legal practice located in Holyoke. Finished reading