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Opinion

October 3, 2013

Letter: Zanni moves Methuen in right direction

To the editor:

When Mayor Stephen Zanni took office two years ago, I was immediately impressed by his leadership in addressing the many embarrassing lawsuits that had plagued Methuen for too many years. Mayor Zanni’s low-key style served him well as he sought to give our city a clean slate, helping us move beyond legal battles that left our city’s reputation bruised.

I respect this mayor for taking his job seriously, and that he tackled the obstacles facing our city head on. Most notably, Mayor Zanni took the stalled high school project, which was projected to be $6 million dollars over budget when he took office, and worked hard to get it back on track. Switching contractors, returning the project to schedule, and bringing us back to the budget promised to taxpayers was no easy feat -- and it is an accomplishment that I would like to commend our mayor for delivering.

I am happy to support officials with a record of producing results. With two years of successful leadership under his belt, I see no reason why Methuen should change course now. I am certainly encouraged by the direction Mayor Zanni is moving Methuen, and I am excited about the prospect of two more years of his leadership. With voters casting their ballots for mayor on Nov. 5, I hope residents give careful consideration to whom they’ll support. As for me, I believe results count, and that’s why Mayor Zanni can count on my vote!

Loretta Platt

Methuen

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