‘I urge you to join me in voting for Carlos Garcia’


Letter to the Editor logoThe most important elections are local elections.  Whomever is selected by the voters on May 2, 2023, to the Shrewsbury Select Board, will certainly have an impact upon our community, and that is why I am supporting Carlos Garcia for Shrewsbury Select Board.  Carlos believes that local government impacts all of us, every day, and the elected officials making the decisions need to be mindful of both our diverse and growing community, as well as the folks who have made Shrewsbury their home for generations.  As a member of the Finance Committee, as a Town Meeting member, and frankly, as someone who was raised in a low-income household in Shrewsbury, Carlos understands the challenges we all face, and he knows, first-hand, how local decisions effect the residents of Shrewsbury.  

Carlos moved to Shrewsbury at the age of five, was the first in his family to graduate from high school, and then went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree from Assumption College.  While a senior at Shrewsbury High School, Carlos attended his very first Town Meeting, and immediately came to appreciate the local governing process.  In 2017, and during his sophomore year at Assumption College, Carlos decided to challenge himself and ran, successfully, for a seat as a Precinct One Town Meeting Member; a position he continues to hold.  In 2020, he was appointed to the Shrewsbury Finance Committee, where he is Vice Chair, and where he always works to make thoughtful and fiscally sound recommendations for Shrewsbury.   

As evidenced by the tragic weather disasters across the country, another important factor in this election is forward thinking concerning the environment and the long-term safety and well-being of Shrewsbury residents.  As evidenced by the Environmental League of Massachusetts’ endorsement of his candidacy, Carlos will support and promote initiatives and policies that are environmentally conscious and responsible, in order to strengthen his commitment to making Shrewsbury a more efficient, vibrant, and healthy community.

I urge you to join me in voting for Carlos Garcia for Shrewsbury Select Board on May 2, 2023.

Lisa Talbot

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