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Election 2016 Endorsement: Stronach Lands Endorsement Of Current Selectman

Mar 28, 2016 04:22AM ● By Bill Gilman


To the Editor:

I am writing to ask Tewksbury voters to support Anne Marie Stronach for election to the Tewksbury Board of Selectmen.  I first got to know Anne Marie several years ago while working on the Wynn School Council.  As we worked on the School Improvement Plan and discussed other issues within the school, it was clear that she took the time to assess the data in front of us, and make recommendations based on the facts.  Working collaboratively with the principal and his team at the Wynn, we were able to strengthen student assessment beyond the standard review of MCAS scores, and institute a common sense approach to the long term planning for the school.

Ann Marie went on to serve our community for six years on the Board of Selectmen, through some of the most difficult financial times we have faced.  Working with other Selectmen, the Town Manager, the Finance Committee, and other Boards and Committees, Anne Marie was part of a team that started us down a path that led to our current financial health and recent bond rating upgrade.  As we move forward and look to continue that practice of fiscal stability and responsible investment in our community, Anne Marie will be a valuable member of our team.

I have sought out Anne Marie for advice since before I became a Selectman, and I value her opinion and insight.   As we look to invest in a new Center Fire Station, renovations of our DPW building, and a collaborative effort with our School Committee to bring a new Elementary School to our community, we will all benefit from Anne Marie’s dedication and attention to detail.  I ask you to join me in voting for her on April 2nd.

Bruce Panilaitis

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