Editor’s note: As the Nov. 8 election approaches, we’ll run a profile each day on one of the 37 candidates running in Franklin this year. Twelve candidates are competing for nine seats on Town Council – six incumbents and six new hopefuls.
About the candidate: Jeffrey Roy
Running for: first term on Town Council
Profession: Trial lawyer at Ravech & Roy, P.C., in Boston, former School Committee chairman
Family: married, three children
What are your goals if elected?
I would begin with a strategic planning process that will invite us to visit the questions of who we are and what we want for our community. The Town Council should do everything in its power to bolster and strengthen our programs in education, public safety, public works and other town services.
In addition, as a Town Council, we must develop policies that embrace economic development with the goal of creating jobs, attracting business, and improving our infrastructure.
Finally, we need to restore decorum and pledge fairness, integrity and civility, not only in Town Council meetings, but also in all written and oral communications.
How should the budget be approached?
Budgeting reflects the values of our community. The choices we make must incorporate our generational responsibility to one another – to create educational, economic and social opportunities for young people, to care for those in the twilight years and for those in the shadows, to provide basic needs.
What are the biggest issues facing Franklin, and how should Town Council solve them?
From a big-picture perspective, funding for education, public safety, public works and our other town services is the biggest issue. Additionally, we must deliver a Franklin High School building project that will serve this community and our students for a long time.