For the past six months, I have been walking door-to-door in the 3rd Ward in an effort to meet as many residents as possible. As I complete my second trip through the Ward, I have truly enjoyed meeting so many people who share the passion for our great town of Westfield. Nearly every person I have met tells the same story about why they moved to Westfield: “It’s a beautiful town with excellent schools and a great downtown.”
The message I have been sharing during my campaign is that I want to keep Westfield a great town and build upon the attributes that encouraged all of us to purchase our home and raise our families here in the first place.
I will use my financial background as a CPA and business administrator to review the budget and make sure Westfield is operating as efficiently as possible. It is imperative that we review expenditures, pursue shared service opportunities, and examine every grant opportunity for additional revenue streams.
I want to make sure that we focus on keeping Westfield safe and secure and that we maintain the beauty of our town by focusing on quality of life issues. The most common concern I have heard from residents is the paving of streets. I will push for more street paving and focus on the streets most in need of repair.
One of the unique aspects of Westfield that contributes to its charm is the ability to jog down one of our tree-lined streets, stroll through downtown or walk your child to school. I plan to ensure that the Town renews its focus on pedestrian-friendly policies that promote safety by focusing on enhanced enforcement, educational programs, and traffic improvements.
I will continue the open lines of communication that I have already demonstrated by ringing your doorbell, listening to your concerns, and sharing my phone number and email to remain accessible.
My wife Anne and I have lived in Westfield for 10 years, and we feel privileged to be raising our two daughters in such a great town. We have come to know so many friends and neighbors and are repeatedly impressed by the spirit of volunteerism. My goal as 3rd Ward Councilman will be to ensure that Westfield remains a desirable town, so that the tradition of children returning to Westfield to raise their own family continues.
If you give me the opportunity, I will work as your Councilman with a positive attitude, an open mind and a balanced demeanor. This is my first time running for Town Council and I will bring fresh ideas that will keep Westfield a great town and make the residents of the 3rd Ward proud.
It has been a pleasure getting to know so many residents and sharing my vision for Westfield. I have worked hard to earn your support and I look forward to the privilege and opportunity to represent the residents of the 3rd Ward as your Councilman. I ask for your vote on November 5th.
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