Ward 1 City Councilor Wayne Lozzi announced his candidacy for re-election at a campaign fundraising event March 4 at Old Tyme Italian Cuisine Restaurant.
Lozzi, who has been a city councilor for 10 years, will be seeking his sixth term in office.
During his remarks to a room full of supporters, Lozzi cited some of his accomplishments as a councilor. He said he was particularly proud of his work in improving the parks in his ward, Gowdy Park, Lynn Woods Park, Magnolia Park, and the Flax Pond Playground.
“We will see some major improvements at Magnolia Park under the $4 million bond,” said Lozzi. “Flax Pond Playground also saw $600,000 in improvements – new basketball and tennis courts, a toddler playground, a splash pool, and a gazebo.”
Lozzi said many of his constituents have told him that it was very encouraging to see these improvements in the parks.
“I’m very pleased that I was able to jumpstart their request for improvements and the city was able to secure federal and state grants that enabled us to see this plan come to fruition,” said Lozzi. “My goal is for the parks in Ward 1 to be the best in the city.”
Lozzi is also working closely with Wyoma Little League officials to procure lighting for Reinsfuss Field (baseball) and Lynn Woods Park (softball).
“We’ve met with the Mayor and the process is in the exploratory stage,” said Lozzi. “Our hope is to have lights at the two fields in place by next year.”
Several of Lozzi’s colleagues in city government attended the campaign kickoff event. Lozzi received a surprise at the event when his daughter, Beth Bresnahan, presented a cake to him celebrating his 56th birthday.
Lozzi works for the state Department of Environmental Protection. He is a graduate of Lynn English High School and Bentley University, having also attended North Shore Community College.
Lozzi’s father, Vincent Lozzi Sr., is a former Lynn city councilor and state representative. The elder Lozzi is currently living in New Hamsphire.