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.
My wife Nancy and I would like to offer our complete support of your candidacy. Also, if you intend to post signs, let me know and I will place them in the neighborhood. Good luck!
Jeff, Congratulations, the Town of Franklin is fortunate to have someone of your caliber, expertise and caring for others involved in our town government. I will support you in whatever way I am able.
Jeff – Great to see this change, constant renewal and refocusing of your energies to today’s challenges. Things are getting better, looking better and feeling better in the financial markets these days. You did a wonderful job supporting education in our emerging assets, our children. Thank you so much for contributing your time and good luck in 2011.
Jeff, you have all the qualifications and more for the Town Council, your leadership capabilities shown by you on the Franklin School Committee make you well qualified for the Council. Joanne & I wish you the best if there is any way we can help please let us know, good luck.
Jeff- You’ll be a tremendous addition to the Town Council. Please let us know how we can help! Franklin is lucky to have you!