Letter: Vote Whitley for Hopkinton Select Board

Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Vote Whitley for Hopkinton Select Board

My name is Steven Whitley, and I’m running for the Hopkinton Select Board. I hope to meet more of my fellow residents to hear your concerns and earn your vote on March 13.

I have lived in New Hampshire for more than 10 years and in Hopkinton since 2013. My wife and I moved to Hopkinton to raise our family and put down roots. We chose Hopkinton because of the rural character of the town, the great public schools, the close-knit community and all the great civic events. One of the best parts of this community is the people and families who have roots here and who have been here for generations. I hope one day that is my family as well.

My day job is a municipal attorney where I represent municipalities on issues that they face on a daily basis. I work frequently with select board members from communities just like Hopkinton. As a result, I have a unique perspective on the issues that typically come before a town select board.

If elected, I will approach all issues with an open mind and work towards pragmatic and responsible solutions for our community. I value all perspectives and believe it is important to listen to all sides of an issue. As I think about the future of our great town, I hope to promote further economic growth while preserving and protecting what makes Hopkinton special.

I hope you will give me that chance by voting for me on March 13.