WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a Candidate Statement from write-in Selectman candidate Kenneth Dorothy:
Please write me in on the ballot for SELECTMAN! I have a strong desire to make Wilmington a better place to live!
My focus as a public servant of the residents of the town versus special interests will be to work toward the following goals, all of which are either ignored or opposed by our incumbent selectmen:
- Reign in unnecessary spending and tax increases through accountability, efficiency and transparency in contracting and budgeting
- Properly vet committee and board appointments by the Town Manager
- Act in good faith to help residents with their questions and concerns
- Protect town-owned open space
- Plan to stem growth rather than plan to encourage policies that favor development at the expense of the community
- Work for a housing policy that protects open space and addresses regional, not just local planning
- Provide proper oversight for the Town Manager
- Provide timely and truthful information to residents regarding issues of the day
- Uphold the Master Plan’s mission statements to preserve the character of the town and the quality of life for its residents
- Pursue changes to the charter and/or bylaws to make the town more democratic.
- Minimize the tax burden on our residents
My Professional Background
Below are some details of my professional background that speak to strategic planning, financial planning and risk analysis skills that contribute to being a successful town official.
For the past 30 years I have been the CEO of Preferred Companies, a small town corporation providing consulting and financial services to the non-profit communities. I advise on strategic planning, capital planning, operations oversight, financial management and oversight, marketing oversight, personnel evaluation and management.
I hold an B.S.B.A. from Suffolk University in Business Administration. I believe my experience is well suited for the issues of financial analysis and strategic planning that top public officials are faced with.
In summary, GET OUT AND VOTE SATURDAY, APRIL 22 AND PLEASE CONSIDER ME!
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