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Precinct I Town Meeting Members

Candidates for Town Meeting from Precinct I

Each candidate for Town Meeting Member was asked to respond to the following question in 300 characters or less: What are the 3 highest priority issues facing the town? The candidates provided all responses; no editing was done by the LWVN except for style consistency.

Candidates are listed in the order they will appear on the ballot: Incumbents appear first, alphabetically, then new candidates are listed alphabetically.

TOWN MEETING MEMBER (for 3 years) Vote for 8

LISA DANNIBAL BAGSHAW, 41 Dartmouth Avenue (Candidate for re-election)
I believe the 3 highest priority issues facing the town of Needham are:
- Over-crowding at Needham High School and the need for additional instructional space.
- Improving the economic vitality of Needham town center.
- The impact new or expanded homes are having on the community.

DAVID J. ECSEDY, 20 Holland Terrace (Candidate for re-election)
New town budget has an 8% increase, which articles should be questioned Schools, specifically classroom expansion at Needham High
Future needs of Department of Public Works
Also Town Meeting Attendance: I have attended every minute of every meeting, often 15%-25% of members do not vote on an article

JILL C. KAHN-BOESEL, 44 Brookline Street (Candidate for re-election)
1) Town's affordability, esp for seniors. Avg RE tax bill = $836/month. Many hard pressed to afford food, medical, Rx, utilities, repairs, heat, auto, etc. To help, since 2010, I've worked on Prop Tax Ass't Committee for Elderly/Disabled. 2) Home to lot size issues. 3) Promote diversity/acceptance.

LORRAINE M. MURPHY, 59 Beaufort Avenue (Candidate for re-election)
No response received.

NANCY E. SEXTON, 3 Arden Street (Candidate for re-election)
No response received.

DAVID PAUL SUPPLE, 58 Helen Road (Candidate for re-election)
No response received.

MARY D. TIBMA, 7 Upland Road (Candidate for re-election)
No response received.

MAURA O. WALSH, 8 Fairfax Road (Candidate for re-election)
No response received.

PAUL E. DAWSON, 46 Wachusett Road
Maintaining high quality school system, updating zoning bylaws to better manage growth, and thoughtfully balancing the town's desires and its residents' ability and willingness to support them.

TIMOTHY J. MCGEE, 197 Manning Street
No response received.

WILLIAM J. PAULSON, 147 Lindbergh Avenue
(1) Schools - As a former School Committee member, I care. (2) Large Houses - We need sensible rules to make sure new homes fit. (3) Facilities - Continue to maintain and update our fields and buildings on a regular basis.

TAD STALEY, 663 Greendale Avenue
No response received.

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