It was such a pleasure to greet the voters of Bedford at the Town Election this past Saturday. Standing out all day at the polls on the second Saturday in March is one of those wonderful Bedford traditions, made all the more meaningful this year because we have seen so little of each other during the pandemic. I particularly want to congratulate all the first-time voters who came out to cast their ballots: I hope they will look back on this milestone as the beginning of a lifetime of voting and civic engagement.
To all the candidates who ran for office, I extend my congratulations and sincere appreciation for your hard work and commitment to the town. The number of contested races this year serves as a testament to the level of enthusiasm for the local government we continue to enjoy here in Bedford.
Finally, I wish to thank everyone who participated in making our campaign such a success. If you hosted a lawn sign, made a donation, sent “Dear Friend” cards, wrote a Letter to the Editor, knocked on doors, made phone calls, or just talked to your friends and neighbors about getting out to vote, your work was important and appreciated. Our campaign received tremendous support and encouragement from over 60 volunteers. I am incredibly proud of their efforts and humbled by their enthusiasm.
I’m grateful to the citizens of Bedford for their support and look forward to continuing to serve our Town for the next three years.