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October 31, 2013

Haverhill City Council

Haverhill City Council

Elect 9 for 2 years



1. Why should people vote for you?

2. What are the two most important issues facing Haverhill? Why?

3. What is your opinion of the current City Council and how it is doing?

4. What important decisions or votes have the council made this term to improve the city?

Mary Ellen Daly O’Brien

Age: 58

Address: 66 Webster St.

Occupation: RN case manager

Education: Vermont College of Norwich University

Family: Married to Thomas O’Brien; four daughters, Elizabeth, Julia, Shannon and Bridget

1. I am committed to fiscal responsibility, committed to public safety and education and committed to improving the quality of life in Haverhill. As a nurse, I problem solve from a different perspective that brings balance to the council.

2. Currently, the toughest issue is replacing the Hunking School. We, the elected officials in Haverhill, need to work together and put the right plan in place to replace the school. And we need to convince the community that it’s the right thing to do.

3. This current council is collaborative and hard working.

4. Replacing Hunking School and producing a well researched balanced budget with the mayor.

Colin LePage

Age: 49

Address: 5 Sunrise Drive

Occupation: Sales manager for PEM Engineering

Education: Salem State College

Family: Engaged to Kerrie Scarpaci; four children, one grandchild

1. I am a dedicated, effective, tireless worker for the citizens; who researches, reviews and considers all potential solutions to issues affecting our city. An independent thinker with experience to get the work done. Example: implementation of a fiscally successful curbside single stream recycling program — saving over $333,000 in three years.

2. Our long term debt issue and how it limits our ability to better plan and effectively resolve other financial matters such as the Hunking School. Attracting more business investment and development to the downtown and business parks to stabilize the tax base for residents and improving quality of life services.

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