CATANIA to Challenge Incumbent for Norwood School Committee

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David R. Catania announces his candidacy for Norwood School Committee in a town-wide election to be decided on Monday, April 2nd, 2018.

Dear Mr. Catania, It is with great pleasure the membership of Plumbers Local 12 unanimously and enthusiastically endorses you, for Norwood School Committee.

“My name is David Catania, I am a proud resident of Norwood and I am pleased to announce that I am running for a three-year term on our School Committee this coming Election Day.

I am forgoing the usual format for this announcement because I want to speak to you, my fellow residents of Norwood, from my heart.

My wife and I purchased a home here in 2013, not knowing much about this community except that it had excellent schools. While we do not have children yet, like every family we desire only to provide our future children with the best education possible. Besides having a strong work ethic and being of good moral character, I believe that nothing can better prepare a person for success than having a solid education. I also believe that education is not only limited to academic studies; any individual should be able to pursue a career as far as their passion or their talent can carry them.

For example; my grandfather. The son of Italian immigrants, he was a carpenter for most of his life. As a Marine in World War II, he was in four major battles in the Pacific, received two purple hearts and returned to Maynard where he provided for his wife and four children. Thanks in part to the hard work of my grandparents, my father became the first generation in his family to go to college, graduating from Holy Cross in 1970. I also followed in my father’s footsteps, graduating from Fordham University, Rose Hill in 1999.

Families provide for their children. Families choose to live in Norwood and raise children here in part because of our excellent school system and our dedicated educators. I believe that it is the sacred duty of our School Committee to make sure that the children and young adults of Norwood get the quality education that they deserve.

Norwood is an amazing community; bursting with civic pride! Speak with any resident of Norwood about our town and you will make a friend. We have a gleam in our eye when we boast about the beauty of Norwood Center, Norwood Day, our Town Hall, our own utility company, our own hospital and our own airport, our public works department, our library, our civic center, our schools, our police and our fire departments. And most importantly, we have pride in our town government, elected by our peers to represent us.

Civic pride, duty, honor, and trust, these are the American values that this town has held dear since its founding in 1872. And though my family hasn’t been here for generations like many of you, this is my home, my community, and the people of Norwood are my family. In the coming weeks, I look forward to earning your trust and your vote on Monday, April 2nd, 2018. I will not let you down.”

On Saturday, February 10th, CATANIA picked up the unanimous endorsement of the Norwood Democratic Town Committee minutes after he was elected to be an alternate delegate to the Massachusetts Democratic Party State Convention.

On Wednesday, February 13th, a Facebook page ( was published to promote Mr. CATANIA’s run for office. In less than 24 hours the page is on pace to surpass 200 followers.

On Tuesday, February 14th, CATANIA picked up the unanimous endorsement of the Plumbers and Gasfitters Local 12 Boston Union. The letter, addressed to Mr. CATANIA states “Your honest, pragmatic, and hopeful insight into our community’s problems and needs, and your willingness to examine the issues and listen closely to the public’s questions and concerns, sets you apart from other candidates’ expected techniques and talk.”

For more information about this announcement, or to schedule an interview with David R. Catania, please contact Michael Dooley at 781-742-5490 or by email at dooles07(at)gmail(dot)com

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