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February 27, 2014

Four run for Londonderry Town Council

Four candidates seek two open seats

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“We should also stop thinking of the town and school as unrelated entities, and I hope to help the Council and School Board collaborate more effectively and help manage expenses,” he said.

Attempts to reach Tom Freda for further comment were unsuccessful.

Tom Freda

Age: 56

Incumbent: Yes

Occupation: Attorney and CPA

Elective experience: One term on Londonderry Town Council, one term on Budget Committee

What is the single most important issue facing the Londonderry Town Council? I believe simplifying and streamlining the business development process to attract new business to Londonderry is the single more important thing facing the Council.

Joseph Green

Age: 44

Incumbent: Yes

Occupation: Senior division manager

Elective experience: Town Council

What is the single most important issue facing the Londonderry Town Council?

Hired a new town manager, restructured many departments. We need to finish job by re-selecting experienced people who know how to get the job done.

Chris Melcher

Age: 29

Incumbent: No

Occupation: Human Resources team lead

Elective experience: Budget Committee,

What is the single most important issue facing the Londonderry Town Council? Londonderry needs to attract large businesses to stabilize tax rate without asking taxpayers to float large bonds or infringing on the character of the town.

John Robinson

Age: 56

Incumbent: No

Occupation: Consulting writer

Elective experience: School Board, state representative, Budget Committee

What is the single most important issue facing the Londonderry Town Council? Increasing transparency, courtesy, and humility that invites and encourages the community to engage in an open, respectful dialogue regarding services, spending, development and revenue.

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