Pittsfield City Council Challenger Says Constituents Deserve More
Pittsfield, Massachusetts native Mike Merriam is challenging four-term Ward 4 City Councilor Christopher Connell in this fall’s municipal election. The ward consists of the city's largely suburban and rural southeastern quadrant. Merriam is a FedEx employee who previously ran for city council in Ward 2 in 2015. He tells WAMC that he doesn’t see Connell offering the kind of representation that his community deserves.