Press Release: Roy Epstein Delivers ‘Commitment to Belmont’ Pledge

Experience that Counts is featured at Campaign Celebration

Candidate’s campaign for Board of Selectmen moves into high gear. Epstein was flanked by crowd of supporters at Savino’s Restaurant

Belmont, MA (March 4) – Board of Selectman candidate Roy Epstein today officially delivered his ‘Commitment to Belmont’ Pledge to residents town-wide as the countdown to Election Day fell to just 30 days before voters make their choice on April 2.

The announcement follows a packed-house celebration promoting Epstein’s campaign – featuring a family drum circle led by Otha Day – that was held Saturday, March 2 at Savino’s Restaurant in Cushing Square.

The seven-point platform draws on Epstein’s years of experience in town affairs, his commitment to public service and a vision for Belmont that endeavors to further enhance quality of life for all while practicing fiscal responsibility, smart oversight and stewardship.

“This community we love has provided our families so much, and I am completely dedicated to serving Belmont in a way that is beneficial to all,” said Epstein – a Yale-educated economist and long-time resident of Cushing Avenue. “In the few weeks since this campaign began I have been absolutely overwhelmed with gratitude for all of the support and encouragement I am getting from voters all over Belmont.”

Epstein today officially delivers his seven-point ‘Commitment to Belmont’ – a platform that encompasses his views on the most critical responsibilities for Belmont’s next chosen selectman:

• Build $300M+ school within budget

• Embrace input from residents and town employees

• Leverage options for seniors to stay in Belmont

• Make climate action plan a success

• Oversee capital projects with strong management and stewardship.

• Navigate financial challenges

• Target pedestrian safety and reduce traffic

Voters go to the polls April 2 in the annual Belmont Town Election, where they will choose a candidate to replace outgoing Selectman Mark Paolillo. Epstein’s ‘Experience that Counts’ motto references his dedication to serving Belmont for more than 15 years and his record of success helping solve complex problems for the town.

“Roy is one of the most thoughtful, results-oriented and dedicated public servants that Belmont has had over the past 25 years,” said Lisa Gibalerio - Chairwoman of Epstein’s campaign for the Board of Selectmen. “His ‘Commitment to Belmont’ Pledge illustrates the kind of leadership, vision and stewardship he will bring to the Board.”

Epstein – an economist and Yale-educated PhD. who provides expert analysis for complex commercial litigation cases - has been Chair of the Belmont Warrant Committee since 2016. He has played a crucial role in designing a solution to allow the Belmont Police Department headquarters to be rebuilt and updated on its current footprint along Concord Avenue and Pleasant Street. That solution – along with Epstein’s input and ideas on the new Belmont DPW headquarters – have together saved Belmont taxpayers more than $30 million.

“I have to believe that if you work hard enough and have the right mindset you’ll actually come up with something that works,” Epstein told supporters on Saturday at Savino’s. “That’s what led me to decide to run for Selectman.”

Epstein’s long-time friend of more than 30 years – renowned performer Otha Day – led children and families in an inspiring drum circle to highlight the event.

Visit voteroyforbelmont.com to learn more about the Roy Epstein campaign for Board of Selectmen. Follow the campaign on Facebook.