Editor, The Cheshire Herald:
I am proud to announce that I’m running for Town Council in Cheshire’s Second District.
Growing up, our yard backed up to a corn field and acres of woods, fields and ponds. It was a great place to be a kid. I’ve had a life-long connection to that land and fortunately it has remained largely unchanged. This is in part why I love living in Cheshire’s Second District and why I feel a strong connection to the orchards, farms and open space of our District.
One thing to know about me is that I’m committed to keep our cherished and valuable landscapes unchanged. Our farms and open space are a huge part of what makes Cheshire special. For certain, we need to protect and leverage these assets to boost tourism, support our small businesses and attract talented workers, young families and active retirees.
The fact is, Cheshire has been sliding back as our peers have been accelerating forward. Our home values and median household incomes have declined where others have done better. We have dozens of vacant storefronts and our grand list growth has been mediocre at best. We have to reverse and improve all of these trend lines.
I have many ideas on how we can do so without relying on massive new development projects (which most of us would prefer to avoid) and with little to no public investment (which most of us would favor.) We have to be more proactive.
Over the coming weeks and months, I look forward to sharing my ideas with my neighbors in the Second District and, in turn, listening to their ideas and concerns. Of course, if you don’t want to wait till I stop by, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m happy to set up a time to chat.
See you in the neighborhood!
Second Council District