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Thank you Shrewsbury voters for re-electing me to the 
Board of Selectmen.  I appreciate your trust in me and I'm honored to continue to serve our community.

I’m pleased to announce my candidacy for re-election to the Board of Selectmen.  I ask for your support and your vote on April 30, 2013

In my two terms on the Board, I’ve enjoyed serving the residents of Shrewsbury, including 2 years as Chair, and I'd be privileged to continue to work in partnership with the community to ensure that Shrewsbury remains a safe, pleasant place to live and work for current and future generations.

More than ever, residents are looking for elected leaders to exercise good judgment and common sense.  This year's budget will be particularly challenging given the uncertainty in state revenue and continuing financial pressures.  State economists predict a slow recovery beginning in fiscal year 2014.  Using the valuable experience and budget knowledge I've gained on the Board, I'll work to maintain a stable financial position so that, as the economy recovers, we can move forward with feasible, sustainable options to reduce class size, keep up the library and other public buildings, maintain public safety and parks and roads, and continue to deliver quality municipal and education services to the community.

I’ve worked hard to be an effective member of the Board spearheading the creation of fiscal policies and desired outcomes to set strategic direction and budget priorities.  I've been highly accessible, accountable and responsive to residents’ concerns, created the Citizen’s Guide to the Budget and sought ways to improve public participation, solicit ideas, and keep citizens informed, 

I'd be honored to serve a third term, working to provide quality services to our citizens and good value to taxpayers by:

  • Taking a practical, reasoned approach to balance the needs of all our citizens, working to protect the core services of public safety, education, and infrastructure without devastating the Senior Center, library and other services that are important to the quality of life in our community.  
  • Continuing to support projects to position Shrewsbury favorably for business development such as the White City Shopping Center makeover and road, water and sewer improvements to encourage development efforts at CenTech North, CenTech East and the Town Center. Center.
  • Ensuring that public buildings and grounds are maintained in a safe, cost-effective, and environmentally sound manner, such as the new Sherwood school completed under time, under budget.           
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  • Advocating for a local-state-federal partnership to address underfunded mandated programs.  This list grows every year, restricting local budget flexibility and jeopardizing our ability to maintain quality education, public safety and infrastructure services in our community

Your contribution will help raise the funds needed to launch my campaign and purchase the necessary signs, mailings, and advertising.  As the campaign progresses, I’ll also need lots of help placing signs, writing endorsements, and spreading the word.   
   

Thank you in advance for your encouragement and your support.             

Moira 

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