Earlier this year, I told you how my husband, Chris, decided that he wanted to run for the Finance Committee in our little town. The Finance Committee takes care of all matters involving the finances and financial procedures in town & since Chris is an accountant, he thought the Finance Committee would be a good way for him to get started in town politics.
If you missed it, you can read about his first step in the process here. Last week, he took his second step in the process of running for the position – he participated in a public forum in which he got the opportunity to introduce himself to the voters and state why he’d be a good candidate for the job. The forum was open to all candidates running for positions in the April town election (selectmen positions, school committee, finance committee, etc).
The thing is, my husband is very quiet and shy, so even though he didn’t admit it, I know he was nervous to get up and speak in front of a crowd. Especially since we really had no idea how many other candidates were going to show up and how big the audience would be.
Chris actually was the first person to give his speech. After all the candidates gave their speeches, the audience was was given a chance to ask the candidates questions. Chris got three questions from the audience.
Here is his speech and the answers to the questions he got.
The town election is on Saturday April 5th, so stay tuned for the results!