The following is an announcement submitted by the candidate, per the Framingham Source election policy. As per the policy, the statement is published below as submitted.
My name is Bill Lynch and I will be asking for your trust in becoming the City of Framingham’s first ever Councilor of District 7.
Before I get into WHY I will be asking for your trust, let me tell you a little about myself.
I’m 47 years old. I was born in Framingham, and have lived here for the past 40 years.
I am married to a VERY patient wife named Deborah, and I have a 20-year-old son (Who I am extremely proud of) who attends Fitchburg State.
I grew up on Old Connecticut Path where the world’s most awesome mother still lives. My grandfather had a farm across the street from where my Mother lives now. I have lived on Wilson Drive, Grant St., Pond St, and 10 years ago I bought a house with my wife on Thelma Road.
I am currently employed by the United States Postal Service on Cochituate Rd and have been working there for 18 years.
I went to Stapleton, Walsh, Cameron, and Keefe Tech. If all that doesn’t make me a *townie*, then I don’t know what does.
I was the Union President of the NALC from 2009 to 2015 and next month, I will take an oath after which I will become the Financial Secretary for the same branch.
Recently, the voters of Framingham voiced their opinion, and opted to make our Town a City, and come Jan 1st, a new leadership will guide this city into the future.
I want to be part of that leadership. Now is the time to shine. Framingham is my home. It will be my home for the foreseeable future, and I want to help make it everything it can be. I believe with my background as President of a local union, and the fact that I’ve been in this neighborhood my entire adult life, I can (with the help of the other councilman and councilwomen) lead this new city into not only a financially stable city, but a city that people will be even MORE proud to call home.
I’m a straight shooter. I pretty much “Call them as I see them.”
Without knowing who else is running for a seat, it’s a safe bet that I am going to be the underdog.
Other than attending a few meetings here and there, I am an unknown within the walls of the town hall.
I can’t promise you puppy dogs and rainbows if I am elected (But who doesn’t want a puppy dog!), but I can promise I will work FOR the people of district 7.
All 6,000 of you. I can also tell you that I fully support the “The Big 3” … Police, Fire, and teachers.
In my humble opinion, not only do those men and women deserve the support of everyone, but I believe that if The Big 3 are happy, everyone is happy.
I followed the charter commission pretty closely over the past year or so, attending meetings, and watching debates. I know a concern for many of the voters was ethics. Loosely translated…we don’t want our leaders taking payoffs! Man do I hear that! I don’t want that either. That’s always a concern, and I believe the new charter has rules in place to make things very transparent for the public when it comes to our elected officials.
Loosely translated…we don’t want our leaders taking payoffs! Man do I hear that! I don’t want that either. That’s always a concern, and I believe the new charter has rules in place to make things very transparent for the public when it comes to our elected officials.
I live a modest life. I live in a small house, drive a Hyundai, and work 50+ hours a week to pay the bills. I’m Mr. Blue collar, and I will be asking for your support later in the year.
I’m ready to work for you.