By Robert Daut
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A couple of weeks ago, I experienced my first disappointment as a candidate for elected office, as I finished third in the Special Election Primary for Alderman-at-Large. That experience, however, proved to be quite valuable. As a candidate, I learned first-hand about the issues that affect fellow Somerville residents. My candidacy helped reaffirm my personal belief that Somerville’s future will be one of phenomenal opportunity. Sure, there are many challenges that will be posed and hurdles to be overcome, but the fact remains that Somerville has the fantastic occasion to renew and reinvigorate the dynamic progress and vibrant development that Somerville has experienced over the last twenty years.