I spent the last 10 years working on the Franklin School Committee and enjoyed the challenges of working in municipal government. I am proud of the accomplishments made by the Franklin Public Schools team over the past 10 years and I will bring that spirit of hard work and commitment to the Council.
My core beliefs are centered around the notion that we have a generational responsibility to one another: to create educational, economic and social opportunities for young people through our public school system; to care for those in the twilight years through social security, medicare, and other programs; and for those in the shadows, to provide basic needs to ensure that they are not deprived of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That’s our responsibility to one another, and that is a central tenet that informs my thinking on the myriad of issues I have faced in my family, work and public service lives.
Franklin became the home for me and my family in 1986. My wife and I have raised three children who have been educated in the Franklin Public School system and we have enjoyed being a part of this community. Much has been given to us by this community, and public service provides an opportunity to give back to the community we call home.
As a Town Councillor, I will continuously work to enhance and improve the quality of life in this community. We have all benefited – through our property values, our schools and our businesses – from the community Franklin has built over the years. We need to maintain that investment and continue to grow.
I hope that you will support me on November 8, 2011.