November 1, 2011
Contact: Kevin Gilnack, Communications Director, 617.506.9670


CHELSEA, MA – The Young Democrats of Massachusetts (YDM) and Greater Boston Young Democrats (GBYD) are proud to announce their endorsement of YDM Board Member and former Chelsea City Councilor Matt Frank for the Chelsea City Council district three seats.

Frank was the Vice President of the Chelsea City Council, and Chair of the City Manager Evaluation Subcommittee for 2009. He chose not to run for re-election in 2009 citing scheduling conflicts from personal and civic commitments and remained an active member of the community. Frank is back on the ballot next Tuesday hoping to build on his previous work to improve life in Chelsea.

“He has been a proven leader on the Board of YDM and for the city of Chelsea, and I know with a new term there is much more he will do to move the city forward. I hope everyone will get out and vote Matt Frank for Chelsea District 3 City Council next Tuesday, Nov. 8,” said YDM Chair Elaine Almquist.

A life-long resident of Chelsea, Frank spent his previous term on the Council helping “move the city forward,” Almquist said. He helped shepherd through comprehensive zoning ordinances for alternative energy, and improve quality of life for Chelsea citizens by working with the police and others to reduce truck traffic and drag racing and preserving residential toll prices on the Tobin Bridge.

Frank has been involved in the local community, volunteering with and serving on multiple committees and organizations, including the Young Democrats where he has helped empower young people to play a more active role in politics and their communities. He has served as an Assistant Scoutmaster and Merit Badge Councilor with local Boy Scout Troop 109, worked with the Chelsea Greenspace Committee, and spent two years on the Chelsea Planning Board during one of the busiest building spurts in the city’s history where he also served on the Gerrish Ave Advisory Board.

According to Almquist, “Frank earned YDM and GBYD’s endorsements for his life-long dedication, to makea better community for the people of Chelsea and his love for the city.” 

Municipal elections are being held Tuesday, Nov. 8 in Chelsea and 52 other Massachusetts communities. Polls will be open 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. 

The Young Democrats of Massachusetts is a partisan political organization with over 3,000 members mobilized to create positive change across the Commonwealth.  Our members are the leaders of today: Democrats under the age of 36 committed to getting Democrats elected and promoting progressive legislation.  We are the future: now.