WILMINGTON, MA — Town Moderator Robert Peterson Jr. recently interviewed Wilmington Selectman candidate Ed Loud as part of WCTV’s 2017 Candidate Conversations series.
Loud introduced himself to the voters, noting he and his wife Doreen hav lived in town since 1988. His three children went through the Wilmington Public Schools system, with his son graduating from Shawsheen Tech and his two daughters graduating from Wilmington High School.
Loud touted his municipal experience. He has been a member of the Wilmington Board of Appeals since April 2003, now serving as its Chair. Previously, he was an elected member of the now-defunct Wilmington Redevelopment Authority. Loud current serves on the Yentile Farm Development Committee and on the project’s fundraising arm, The Friends of 9 Cross Street.
“The timing [for me to run was Selectmen] was perfect for me and my family,” said Loud. “I now work from home… My job keeps me in Wilmington and I like that a lot.”
Loud pointed to the New England Transrail proposal as the biggest issue confronting Wilmington.
“I’m very opposed to the project,” said Loud. “It’s a very scary thing to come to town… I’m with the townspeople against it.”
Loud emphasized that he wished to move Wilmington forward while continuing to take a fiscally conservative approach. He complimented the former and current town managers for their budgeting decisions, as well as past and present Selectmen.
Watch the 7-minute interview, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:
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