To the editor:
While not a registered voter in Salem, I am writing on behalf of Mike Lyons, who is running for re-election to the Board of Selectmen in Salem, N.H.
I have known Mike for 10 years, nine as his supervisor, at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. Mike has always been a motivated self-starter, a hard worker and someone who can be counted on to make things happen.
On a personal level, Mike has talked to me at length about his part-time job as a selectman, and I have seen that same passion in his professional work here. Mike truly understands the importance of commitments and deadlines.
Several times at the end of a long day I know that he leaves to go to an event or meeting in Salem and then returns to the office later that evening to satisfy his work commitments when required.
This past June, Mike was recognized for his hard work when he interviewed for and successfully obtained a new position as a section manager within the mechanical engineering directorate. As a result, Mike no longer reports to me but is a peer, with 19 engineers to manage and provide career guidance to. It has been my pleasure working with Mike, and I hope voters return him to his role as selectmen in Salem.