Dear Westford Residents:
When I first heard about The Board of Selectmen’s attempt to restrict our civil liberties vis a vis Article 30, I knew I could no longer just be a bystander in the political process; complaining about how things should change but never acting to create change. So, even though I just moved to Westford a year ago, and had never run for political office in my life, I went down to town hall and took out papers to be on the ballot for Selectman. When I was told that I would need fifty signatures, my first thought was, “I don’t even know five people in town let alone fifty!” But because Article 30 is so egregious, unconstitutional and tyrannical, between the Westford Sportsman Club and the Westford Pro 2A group I had more than enough nominations and was certified as an official nominee within a week. I was, and remain humbled and grateful, as well as buoyed that I am part of this wave of patriotism that is poised to shake up the political machine in this town. When my family and I moved to Westford, we wondered if Westford was the right place to live, but seeing first hand the support for liberty and the Constitution this past few weeks, I am now confident we made the right choice.
Since that time, two other candidates have entered the race. Along with myself, incumbents, Robert Jefferies and Andrea Peraner-Sweet two other gentlemen have been certified for election: Jim Jarvie and Scott Hazelton. Having talked to Jim and Scott, I can attest that both men are ardent supporters of our Constitutional right to bear arms and both will fight with us in defeating Article 30, or any citizen’s petition filed in its stead. But there are only two seats available and people must put away their egos for the righteous cause. Therefore, I am withdrawing my nomination for Selectman. We cannot allow three candidates to cannibalize the vote and give Mr. Jefferies a victory. We must do everything in our power to concentrate our efforts on two candidates to supplant two incumbents. I throw my full support behind Jim and Scott and hope that you will as well, as both men think as I do on the issues that affect the town. They are both fiscal conservatives, they both are invested in the town, they have a level of expertise that will benefit the taxpayers, and in Scott’s case, many years of experience sitting on other committees in Westford.
As for me, I’m going to investigate other committees and boards in the town where I can acquire knowledge and a history with my new hometown. After gaining valuable experience, you may see my name again on the ballot for Selectman, or School Committee, or wherever I am needed to bring about fiscal restraint, limited government and common sense. But right now we are in the fight of our lifetimes to unseat two very powerful and influential incumbents who will have the winds of a democrat primary at their backs on April 30th. Jim and Scott will need every vote we can muster. They can count on mine, I’m asking for you to give them yours.
Thank you all for your support and giving me the consideration to possibly represent you as Selectman.