To The Daily Sun,
I'm very sorry that I could not attend the Thursday night Candidates' forum due to a conflict, but I am looking forward to chatting with everyone at the polls on March 10, and have really enjoyed meeting so many residents as I campaign for a position on the Meredith Selectboard.
As the daughter of poor Irish immigrants, I have learned that America is precious and its rights, responsibilities, and privileges cannot be taken lightly.
As one of eight children, I have learned to cooperate with others, compromise, have a sense of humor, and share.
As a nurse and clinical coordinator, I learned to write policy and regulations, practice negotiation skills, focus on safety, communicate succinctly, follow a budget, and be a caring advocate for my patients.
As a paralegal, I learned to pay attention to detail through investigation procedures and encourage transparency.
As a mother of three, I learned to be a frugal manager, stretching and juggling the dollars for our family budget to allow for the best in education, amazingly with all three in college at the same time.
As a grandmother of 11, I am lovingly teaching the difference between wants and needs, even though they look at me with questionable eyes.
These are the life experiences that have prepared me for Meredith's Selectboard. For over a year, I have regularly attended meetings. I enjoy talking with residents about various concerns and want to represent all who live in Meredith. I am a critical, independent thinker and my main issues, if elected, will focus on public involvement, budgetary expenditures, jobs, parking, and pedestrian traffic, as well as the capital needs of Meredith.
Meredith is my town. Its beauty is all around us and I am proud to call it home. See you March 10.
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