Despite my best efforts and the hard work of many supporters, my bid for the role of Town Moderator fell short last Saturday. I’d like to thank everyone who supported me and especially those who cast votes for me on Saturday. I had a fine campaign team. They did their best and I wouldn’t change anything if we had it to do all over again.
After tabulating the results and realizing that I had lost, my wife, Denise, called home to let our children and my mother know the outcome of the race. My oldest daughter, Alyssa, answered the phone and upon hearing the news, she told my wife “Tell Daddy we still love him!” When Denise told me what Alyssa said, I was reminded of what I already know, all too well. I’m incredibly fortunate to have a wonderful family and they are the center of my world. They are the reason that I participate in town government. I believe the time I spend at Town Hall helps make this town better, for my family and for others, and it’s a privilege to be a part of the process.
I’m looking forward to continuing my involvement in our town government. As a Town Meeting representative and the Vice Chairman of the Finance Committee, I’ll be busy over the next few weeks preparing for and then participating in Spring Town Meeting. We have much to do, and while I would have enjoyed leading Town Meeting as the Moderator, I know we’ll have a successful meeting with Gil Moreira at the podium. I wish Gil all the best in his term as Moderator and I’ll continue to do what I can to make the Moderator and Town Meeting a success.
So thanks again to everyone who had a lawn sign, wrote e-mails, held signs, made phone calls, voted, and encouraged me along the way. I couldn’t have done as well as I did without all of you. Thank you.
25 Peace Street