Editor’s Note: Both candidates for Fairhaven BPW are write-in candidates. In order to vote for a write-in candidate you must write in the person’s full name and address on the line designated for that purpose on the ballot.
For Mr. Durant, write in “Cameron Durant, 34 Bridge St.” For Mr. Haworth write in “Geoffrey Haworth II, 130 Spring St.
Use the write-in space under the BPW three-year seat on your ballot.
Cameron Durant is running as a write-in candidate for the open seat on the Fairhaven Board of Public Works and asks for your support. Motivated towards public service, he is driven to preserve and develop upon what makes Fairhaven a great place to raise a family. Cam is a husband, father to a rambunctious two-year-old girl, and will soon welcome a second daughter at any time. These factors give him a clear understanding of the work that needs to be done.
The Town is blessed to have an excellent school system, an historical town center, and beaches that seasonally drive tourists to spend money at our local businesses. However, it is the quality of care given to our roads, public spaces, and utility systems that will be what guarantees our collective, prosperous future. Cam possesses the experience and the character to help the current board members with this great responsibility.
Cam is running on a platform of maintaining the highest quality services in Fairhaven while remaining on the path of fiscal responsibility. Having lower taxes and fees than the adjacent municipalities is what first attracts many families to Fairhaven. With this in mind, Cam will fight to keep services affordable for ALL residents and to interpret bylaws with fairness and integrity.
As the town grows and as we further enter into the 21st century, new challenges will arise that
may challenge the status quo, for better and worse. Modernization of facilities and systems may increase our comforts and benefit our fragile environment, but additional costs cannot fall on the backs of the town’s hard-working residents. Fairhaven must develop new sources of revenue to offset such costs, and he has many ideas to better utilize unused municipal properties.
Cam looks forward to having a seat at the table, as he has experience working on grants from his tenure with the New Bedford Housing Authority. It was there he worked on and won a five million dollar clean energy utility grant.
Cam’s background demonstrates his ability to serve. A graduate of Providence College class of 2011, Cam studied History and Political Science. During his collegiate years, he also interned for Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of RI, working with constituent services. Now working as a retail manager, he has operated an $11 million dollar store with nearly seventy associates. In this capacity, he served as the Human Resources contact, an experience that will transfer successfully in communicating with the 40 employees under the BPW’s umbrella.
In order for the Town to be successful, there has to be a free exchange of ideas and opinions. Please like the page, “Cam Durant for Fairhaven BPW” on Facebook and leave a message or email him at email@example.com. Cam greatly appreciates your write-in vote on April 3rd and looks forward to many conversations in the few weeks to follow.
Geoffrey Haworth II
On Monday April 3rd, I, Geoff Haworth, ask for your write-in vote for the Board of Public Works so I can once again represent you on this board. I had served on the BPW for 5 years.
I have a clear understanding of what is needed and how the BPW operates. I understand that water and sewer rates are important and must be keep reasonable. I understand the needs of the residents from snow plowing to trash pickup. Residents of Fairhaven depend on these critical services provided by the Board of Public Works. I have a proven track record of service on this board.
I have been asked why am I not on the ballot and instead asking for your write-in vote? The reason I did not take papers out to run was because we had several good people running for the seat. When one member withdrew his papers leaving the board one member short it was too late to take out papers. This created a situation with two three-year open seats but only one person on the ballot for those two seats. With an open full-term seat, I felt I was the right person to fill that position. Therefore, I’m asking you to write in my name, Geoffrey Haworth II, under Board of Public Works 3-year term write-in.
The BPW is charged with providing essential services that most Fairhaven residents rely on daily. With my experience on the BPW and as a former selectman I have the skill set necessary to make the decisions needed to keep these services. I have a clear understanding of the five separate budgets the BPW is charged with. I understand the needs of the water and sewer departments. I know that we must keep water and sewer rates reasonable and fair yet maintain our aging infrastructure. I understand the balance that must be struck.
If elected to the Board of Public Works I can hit the ground running with knowledge and experience needed on this board. I have always been open minded and will always listen to all the facts provided and opinions before rendering a decision. I believe in being available to residents and I have always published my cellphone number (774-202-9997) for residents to contact me and discuss any issues they may have. I maintain a Facebook page, www.facebook.com/haworth, for residents to get updates about town related issues and to be able to contact me.
I’m a lifelong Fairhaven resident with a 13-year-old daughter who attends Hastings. I own my own contracting company and I’m a licensed construction supervisor. I have been involved in the town politics for almost 10 years. I think it’s important that I give back to the community that I was raised in and continue to live and work in. I ask for your support by writing my name Geoffrey Haworth II in under the Board of Public Works 3 year write-in space on Monday April 3rd. Thank You!
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