To The Daily Sun,
I would like to express my intent to run for Board of Selectman in the Town of Ashland as a write-in. I am third generation resident of the town.
My great-grandparents, Alice (Dolly) and Leon Barney, owned and ran Barney's Market on Mill Street. My grandparents, David and Susan Barney, were employed in local businesses. My grandfather coached many teams for the town and was also a firefighter and EMT in Ashland. My mother, Ann Barney, has coached and is now running the Park and Recreation Department in Ashland. I feel it is now my time to do what I can to help out our community.
I have lived in Ashland most of my life. I went to Ashland Elementary School where I was very active in sports and the National Junior Honor Society. I then went on to Plymouth Regional High where I was a three-sport athlete. I graduated fourth in my class and was a member of the National Honor Society. After graduation, I attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute where I earned a degree in computer/electrical engineering. I have been working at Allegro Microsystems in Manchester since graduation in 2014.
I feel that my education and desire to help my community has prepared me to be the individual best suited for the job. I may not have the answer to every question that will be asked of me, but I will use knowledge and common sense to find the answer. I feel that all members of the community should have knowledge and a say in how our town is run. There needs to be an open line of communication between the members of our community and members of the Board of Selectmen.
If you agree with me, I urge you to write Casey Barney in for selectman on Tuesday, March 14.
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