Susan R. Murawski, Incumbent Republican Running for Council.
1. When I first became interested in serving on Town Council, I approached the mayor at that time, David Denis. He advised gaining experience on a town board or commission first. I was elected to the Library Board of Directors and served as chairman before being elected to five non-consecutive Town Council terms.
2. The past four years have brought a lot of improvements to our town, yet there is more to do.
3. I’m glad to have helped bring forward the Plymouth Volunteer Ambulance building and the upcoming renovation of the Plymouth Fire Station. It is so important to give our public safety volunteers what they need for their work. Also, when Mayor Merchant took office, I brought to his desk the previously discussed community garden. It took off from there under Michael Ganem and Parks & Recreation. I like to think my experiences as a volunteer, including my time as an EMT, my appointments as acting mayor, and owning a retail business on Main Street have all been assets.
4. We need to continue to build our commercial tax base. I would also like to see the continuation of the Main Street Streetscape, the completion of the O.Z. Gedney clean-up, the expansion of our police headquarters, and a senior citizen center.
5. As I write this, the state budget and what it may bring us is our biggest challenge.
6. Plymouth’s strengths include its proximity to Route 8, its rural character, and especially its people who pull together when need arises.
7. Being involved in town improvements and being a voice for residents has been very rewarding.
8. Please vote to continue the positive progress!