HOPEFUL: DOUG BENNETT
REPRESENTING The North End
THEME SONG "Knockin' On Everyone's Door"
IN HIS WORDS "I am a man of the people. . . . [I] will work hard for you to create new jobs and a better quality of life for all Bostonians . . . not new taxes."
IN OUR WORDS Doug Bennett is not completely insane. Despite his gadfly tactics (he was recently asked to leave a City Council meeting for causing a disturbance) and tedious and odd positions on everything from crime to school busing, the former Nantucket selectman, Army reservist, and union carpenter — and current Suffolk County Criminal Trial Court case specialist — prudently believes that pressing flesh is the key to winning local elections. Last year he vowed to knock on 100,000 doors before Election Day, and to date he's nearly three-quarters finished.
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