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Endorsement: State Sen. Finegold Endorses Johnson for Selectman

Mar 14, 2019 05:24AM


To The Editor:

This election, I am proud to support my friend Todd Johnson in his campaign for selectman. As Tewksbury’s State Senator, Todd is and has been a true community partner to me and the rest of the legislative delegation. He is someone I can turn to when the state legislature needs to work with the town, and more importantly, he’s a reliable sounding board when making decisions that will affect Tewksbury residents.

Experience matters, and Todd has the experience we need to keep Tewksbury moving in the right direction. He has led the town through a recession and has a proven track record of fiscal responsibility and growth. His experience formally serving on the Finance Committee, as an attorney, and as an insurance professional give him a unique skillset that he’s used to represent Tewksbury well. Under his leadership, Tewksbury received its highest bond rating in town history, built a new high school, established a real stabilization fund, and began addressing retiree health care obligations, all while saving taxpayers money whenever possible.  

Todd is someone we can trust to keep our interests at the heart of all the decisions he makes. He listens to the community he represents, and I know he will continue to do so as we take on the coming challenges together. Todd has a vision for the town of Tewksbury, one that will ensure the community continues on the right track and that we provide for future generations. As Tewksbury builds a new fire station and elementary school, further develops Route 38, and completes the regional emergency communication center, I know that Todd will be someone we can turn to, to answer our questions and take the lead on these major projects.

In addition to his professional achievements and the skills he brings to the Board, Todd is also a family man and a good friend. It’s rare to have professional success in a demanding field, give back to your community, and find time to keep your relationships strong, but Todd has done it all. I admire him for it and believe it’s yet another reason why he makes such a good leader for our community.

I hope you will consider reelecting Todd Johnson to the Tewksbury Board of Selectmen on April 6th. 

State Sen. Barry Finegold
2nd Essex-Middlesex District

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