Like many others, I’m supporting Mark Paolillo for reelection as a Selectman. That’s not because I agree with Mark on every issue; indeed Mark and I continue to disagree on whether a $4.5 million override was in Belmont’s best interests.
But agreement on every issue is not my litmus test for candidates. My litmus tests are demonstrated integrity, sustained fair-mindedness, the ability to work collegially with others in the municipal government eco-system, and general sophistication with respect to the issues he/she is likely to confront in office. On all these tests, Mark scores very highly. We are fortunate that he is eager to serve again. Please join me in voting for Mark Paolillo on Tuesday, April 5.
Town Meeting Member, Precinct 3