It is amazing that a Globe reporter, writing even a brief political profile of a candidate for mayor of Boston, would omit the fact that he previously held elective office in city government. Incomprehensibly, that is precisely what Meghan Irons did in her story on Robert Cappucci (“Two long-shot candidates force mayoral run-off,” Metro, June 9).
Prior to the early 1990s, the Boston School Committee was, like the City Council, an elected municipal body. Cappucci served two terms on the School Committee, from 1988 to 1991. Sadly, Globe readers learned nothing about Cappucci’s votes and positions on the School Committee, and his plans to shift money from the School Department bureaucracy to the city’s classrooms, because Irons was too busy telling them what offices he wasn’t elected to.
The writer is the volunteer coordinator for Cappucci’s campaign.