John Robillard, candidate for the Malden City Council's Ward 6, has named politcal newcomer Joe Gray to chair his election committee.
Gray, a ward 6 resident, was moved to get involved in politics when he and his wife were awakened last year to crime that was "infesting the city and plaguing Ward 6," according to the statement.
A naturalized citizen who immigrated to the United State from Trinidad via Dominica, Gray served in the U.S. Army as a Crypto Technician and has since owned a business in Malden and performed information technology support the the Southern New England School of Law.
"We're not professional politicians," Robillard said. "We're real people working to do good things for the future of our city and the future of our children."