WILMINGTON, MA — In what was scheduled to be a Candidates Forum between the two Selectmen candidates running in the September 2 Special Election turned into a 30-minute interview for former 2-term Selectwoman Judy O’Connell after candidate Mark Nelson cancelled with event organizers minutes before air time due to an emergency.
O’Connell, instead, had a “Candidates Conversation” with former Town Manager Rob Peterson inside the studios of Wilmington Community Television, answering a half dozen questions solicited from viewers of WCTV and readers of Wilmington Apple.
Of note, O’Connell said she supports a contract renewal for longtime Town Manager Jeff Hull; she supports both the new Town Hall/School Administration Building project and new Senior Center project; and would want to learn more about proposals to create an Economic Development Coordinator and/or a Grant Writer at Town Hall before endorsing them. O’Connell also explained her background, her reason for running, and a couple of things she’d like local government to do better, while clearing up any misconceptions surrounding how her realtor profession would impact her decision-making while on the board.
Watch the interview, which aired live on Thursday, August 19, 2021 on Wilmington Community Television, below:
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