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April 30, 2013

Letter: Candidate Campbell wants to make a difference

To the editor:

As a candidate for the Rockport Board of Selectmen, and until the election next Tuesday, this will be the last opportunity I’ll have to reach my fellow Rockporters via our newspaper.

What you will read below is the transcript of the Public Service Announcement I recorded at the Cape Ann Studios that will air this week on our local access channel. It conveys my honest and sincere sentiment as to why I am running, and my hope is that it resonates with you, the voters.

One question that people keep asking me is “Why are you running?” What I tell them is that I’ve found taking criticism from family and friends wasn’t quite enough. I thought I’d give the whole town a chance!

I’m joking, of course. Actually the answer is quite simple. I want to earn the opportunity to represent your voice to the very best of my ability and do so in the most thoughtful way possible using the skills I’ve acquired and tuned.

Another question I’m frequently asked is whether or not I’ll be taking advantage of the town’s health insurance. I will not. I have my own health insurance that I pay for out of pocket. This will save the taxpayers of Rockport a substantial amount of money, and I’m calling on my opponent to make her intentions known. Of course, this is her decision, but the voters should know where she stands before casting their ballot.

Let’s be honest, I think you and I can agree that I’m not running for the glory or the money. I’m running because I want to make a difference:

A difference for the great people of Rockport.

A difference for the people who give their time willingly to all of our various town committees.

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