HUDSON – Hudson is gearing up for its 2021 municipal elections on May 10. As voters get set to head to the polls, the Community Advocate has zeroed in on contested races for prominent bodies like Board of Selectmen and School Committee.
The Community Advocate reached out to candidates who filed paperwork to appear on their town’s ballot and asked them to submit a personal statement as well as answers to three specific questions.
See those biographies and read extended questions and answers from Hudson Select Board Candidate Sina Abbott here…
And see profiles of other candidates…
Hi! My name is Sina Abbott and I am a recent college graduate, current Real estate agent, as well as a lifelong Hudson resident. I am running for a seat on the Selectboard to give those who feel like they are not heard a voice along with getting the younger generations involved with our local politics. I am a young and hungry candidate who wants to fight for the people of my town and have their opinions matter and be heard.
What do you see as the most important issue(s) facing Hudson today?
The most important issues facing Hudson are (to start) making sure the voices of blue-collar workers are heard and acted upon. Two, addressing complaints made by union workers regarding different matters. Third, addressing the social justice dilemma we are not only having on a nationwide basis but in our community as well. Fourth, gaining more involvement from our younger generations for the betterment of the town. And last but not least, fixing our roads. This was a big complaint from many in the town and I believe it should be addressed head-on.
Both John Parent and Joe Durant whose terms expire, this year, have declined to run for reelection. That will mean that, whichever candidates win this race will arrive at the Select Board as newcomers. What will you bring to the Board?
I am looking to bring a fresh perspective to the board and getting hands-on with the community by getting out there and addressing the peoples’ concerns. Being an elected official and serving the people of your town is no small matter. For me, this will be treated as a second job. One where I can help continue the monumental growth this town has had over the years and be a leading voice for its people.
Is there anything else you want voters to know about you as a candidate?
While a concern for many may be that I lack “experience” and “age”, I can promise you I make up for it with my grit, hard work, and education. This is something I have always looked forward to and I truly can not wait to get started if elected.