Our friends at EastBoston.com pointed us in late April to a story in the Dorchester Reporter that mentions Wiley -- "a 60-year-old from East Boston working in commercial real estate" -- and has some comments from him:
...Wiley wants to clean up the streets, literally.All of the mayoral candidates need to pass in the signatures of at least 3,000 registered Boston voters by the close of business Tuesday in order to appear on the ballot for the Sept. 22 preliminary election, which is just over four months away. The general election is on Nov. 3.
“You’re confronted with trash in the streets and plastic bags blowing in the wind,” Wiley said. “It’s a very demoralizing thing. It looks like no one cares.”
Two prospective candidates pulled papers to run against Sal LaMattina for the District 1 City Council seat -- Laura Gaza and Christian Kulikoski. There's an article on Gaza at the Wicked Local web site from four years ago, when she was hoping to run for the seat as a socialist candidate. There is a photo and a little background on Kulikoski in a Post-Gazette blurb announcing his wedding in January.