With a sense of optimism for our future, I am pleased to announce my candidacy for re-election as Moderator, and to ask for your vote at our April 2 Annual Town Election.
I was first elected to Town Meeting in 1994, and I have served in many other volunteer positions in the town. I first served as Moderator in 2008. I respect the volunteer service of our Town Meeting Members, and I have worked to focus Town Meeting’s time on the governing decisions requiring thoughtful debate through several innovative reforms. Many of the reforms that I enacted over the past 14 years helped to ease the strain of conducting the town’s business during the pandemic and have also made Town Meeting more welcoming to a wider and more diverse population of Town Meeting Members.
I pride myself on my honesty, directness, and fairness, have a deep
understanding of parliamentary procedure, Town Bylaws, and the traditions of our Town Meeting. I am running for re-election in order to continue this work for the Town of Arlington.
My 14 years of experience as your Moderator, my volunteerism, and my thorough understanding of the way our town government functions, makes me the right choice for Town Moderator. I ask for your support and vote for Moderator on Saturday, April 2.
John D. Leone, 51 Irving St., Arlington, MA. 02476