March 29, 2017:- Thank you, voters of Precinct 2, for electing me to Town Meeting. I promise to serve you to the best of my abilities, and to abide by these words of Edmund Burke regarding a representative’s duty to his constituents:
Their wishes ought to have great weight with him; their opinion, high respect; their business, unremitted attention. It is his duty to sacrifice his repose, his pleasures, his satisfactions, to theirs; and above all, ever, and in all cases, to prefer their interest to his own. But his unbiased opinion, his mature judgment, his enlightened conscience, he ought not to sacrifice to you, to any man, or to any set of men living.
Actually, I am not altogether sure about the sacrificing-my-pleasures bit! We are talking about Town Meeting here, not the House of Correction.
As always if you would like discuss anything on the Town Meeting warrant, please feel free to email/call.