Letter: A full-time representative

Monday, September 11, 2017
A full-time representative

My personal thanks to all who voted in Ashland, Alexandria, Bridgewater, Bristol and Grafton, particularly those in the majority who chose to send a conservative voice with 10 years of proven public service to Concord.

I plan to earn the confidence of all reasonable constituents who realize that full-time representation is to their personal advantage. I will not have to divide my time between earning a living and then having a few hours left to look out for you.

This special election was an unfortunate forced expenditure of unbudgeted funds by our five towns instead of simply waiting until the regular general election in November 2018.

In a very few months, we’ll have to do this all over again, but with the major advantage of doing so in a normal election where low turnout can’t be molded into a false competitive advantage. Some think the way we govern ourselves is expensive, but it is simply the price we have to pay for our freedom.

And that’s especially true when the public trough is taken advantage of by opportunists with no record whatsoever and fed by ego-trances induced by repetitive praise on social media.

I shall continue my work on your behalf and strive to remain fiscally prudent as an elected official in representing everyone’s point of view and taking the necessary time to do it right.

Thank you again for your support.