Bryan Fuller

At-Large (Challenger)

 

On December 3, 2014, Bryan Fuller told the Dorchester Reporter that he supports an Olympic bid, but opposes locating the stadium in Widett Circle: “I wouldn’t want to see a viable business that’s employing that many people have to let someone else come in to kick the soccer ball around…If anything, I’d look to see what they need to expand their business.” He said that he would consider a Boston Olympics “personally, a dream come true,” noting that “the net positive would be a big boon to Boston.” He went on, “I think the Big Dig turned out pretty well for us. Boston could stand for the infusion of public infrastructure projects. And Boston makes good money from tourism.”

 

On March 15th at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, a No Boston 2024 member told Mr. Fuller that he’d vote for him if he came out against Boston 2024. Fuller responded, “Who would say no to Olympics?”

 

However, on April 24, 2015, when asked for a statement of his current position, Mr. Fuller provided the following statement to us:

 

I threw discus competitively for eight years in high school and college and set my high school record for longest throw. As a youth, I dreamed of one day competing in the Olympics. As an adult, I joined a team of eight elite rowers and rowed across the Atlantic Ocean to raise funding for a veterans rowing program at Community Rowing, Inc. In fact, I hold the record for the fastest American to ever row across the Atlantic.

 

While I am proud of these athletic accomplishments in two Olympic sports, I have been a professional accountant and auditor for the last 10 years. There are too many questions that need answers, and the numbers I have seen do not add up.

 

Given these concerns, I cannot support Boston's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

 

At the JP Progressives Candidate Forum on June 3, 2015, Bryan Fuller echoed the points he made to No Boston 2024 previously. He noted that, as a former discus thrower, he would love to have Olympics here, but as an accountant, he can’t support it. He stressed the lack of specifics in the budget put forth by Boston 2024, which makes it highly questionable.