The following letter was provided by Lynnfield selectman candidate Tom Kennedy:
I am writing to announce my candidacy for selectman for the Town of Lynnfield. I intend to run for the one year seat vacated by Al Merritt in the upcoming April election.
Like many people in town, my wife Lori and I moved to Lynnfield when we decided to start a family and have lived here for eleven years. We have 2 children, a 6 year old in kindergarten and an 11 year old at the middle school.
Lori and I have been active in town activities including t-ball, girl scouts and the sub-committee on fundraising for new playing fields.
Growing up in Lynn, I attended public school in grades K through 8, graduated from St John's Prep in 1989 and the Carroll School of Management at Boston College in 1993, with a degree in Finance. For the past 19 years I have worked in the finance industry and currently work for Canaccord Genuity as a Principal in Institutional Equities.
I have been an active participant in town government meetings and feel at this time the town could use a new voice with a fresh outlook to represent the people of Lynnfield. Having a financial background and a clear vested interest in both the current and future direction we take, I believe I could add value to the board. I have made friends from many different backgrounds and feel this will be my greatest resource to make sure we are secure heading into the future.
I would appreciate your consideration in the April election.