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
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.
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.