Proactive politics at the local level. A progressive voice for precinct five.
Platform and Principles
- Supports an aggressive approach to the area’s opioid crisis, with efforts focused on harm reduction.
- Supports safe and simple access to clean needles.
- Believes that a vibrant, walkable downtown area is the key to long-term economic growth.
- Believes in the mission of GCET; supports further expansion under new management and with a board of directors that is properly accountable to the public.
- Opposes changes to the current French King Highway overlay district.
- Supports public transit, including expanded FRTA service and rail connections.
- Supports expanded investment in K-16 public education, with only limited expansion of charter schools.
- Supports the new library.
- Believes that collective bargaining rights are inviolable.
- Opposes so-called ‘right to work’ legislation at every level.
- Supports the Massachusetts Nurses Association in their dispute with BFMC management.
- Affirms that Black Lives Matter, and values the LGBTQA+ members of our community.
- Knows that immigrants are part of our community, and vigorously supported the safe city ordinance.
Tim Dolan settled in Greenfield in 2013, and works as a librarian at GCC. A community college graduate, Tim went on to earn two master’s degrees in ethnomusicology and library science, and to conduct research as a Fulbright scholar in 2012 and 2013. He is a union activist, both locally and at the state level as part of the Massachusetts Teachers Association. As a librarian, educator, and public servant, Tim brings professional experience balancing the complex needs of a diverse set of constituents as well as a commitment to actively and equitably representing the many different voices of the community.
Tim bought a historic home on Hope St. in 2016, and is in the process of restoring it. In his spare time, he is a musician and long-time member of the Ephemeral Stringband.