Shrewsbury Candidate Statement – Housing Authority – Kathy McSweeney (Incumbent)


Shrewsbury Candidate Statement – Housing Authority – Kathy McSweeney (Incumbent)
Kathy McSweeney

Please provide a brief biographical background on yourself. What should voters know about you?

I am a 3rd generation Shrewsbury Resident. My family moved to Shrewsbury in 1916. My husband and I graduated from Shrewsbury High in 1984. I graduated from Northeastern University in 1989 and worked in high tech in Boston and Chicago. When it was time to settle down and start our family my husband and I returned to Shrewsbury. Our daughter is a 2018 SHS graduate making her a 4th generation Shrewsbury High alum. I earned my Real Estate license in 1998 and I have been selling residential Real Estate ever since. I served as the 2022 President of the Realtor Association of Central Massachusetts, a 2,000+ member trade association. I also serve on the Diversity, Inclusion & Equity committees for the National Association and Massachusetts Association of Realtors. In addition to my involvement with the Realtor associations, I am a Rotarian. I served as President of 2018-19 Rotary Club of Shrewsbury and will be Co-President in 2023-24. I am a Town Meeting member from Precinct 8 and proud to say an active voter since 1984.

Why are you running?

I am running for a second term on the Shrewsbury Housing Authority because I believe that everyone has the right to safe, sanitary and affordable housing. We’ve made great strides over the past 5 years and I feel I am the right person to continue that progress for our community.

What are the three biggest issues facing the Housing Authority?

The single biggest issue facing the Shrewsbury Housing Authority as well as every Housing Authority in the Commonwealth is the availability of housing units.

How would you address these issues?

I worked on the ballot committee for the Community Preservation Act and have served as the Housing Authority representative on the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) since its inception. By statute, the CPC has monies dedicated to Affordable Housing. If reelected, I would continue to work with the CPC and the Affordable Trust Committee to find ways to build additional housing units.

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