Find out where the May 2017 Annual Town Election Candidates in Shrewsbury stood on Sustainability Issues:
We feel it is vitally important that citizens run for office and participate in our democracy. While there are a wide range of factors citizens consider in deciding upon who they are going to vote for, it is important that we have the information we care about so we can make an informed decision, whatever that decision may end up being. We hope that the information below will be helpful in providing information around where the candidates stand as seen from the perspective of Sustainable Shrewsbury on the many sustainability issues we all face together as a town.
We hope the information will be helpful in starting the conversations, and we always recommend following up by reviewing any materials they provide on their websites, contacting them to get their perspectives & stories behind their stances, and of course to discuss, provide input on, and verify their stances.
Though we strive for accuracy, nobody is perfect, so if there is any information that needs to be updated, please contact us and we will look into getting it updated appropriately. The information may change at any time so check back and pay attention to the last updated date to know if it has been updated since the last time you checked.
And remember, the candidates as well as our current elected town officials are all our neighbors and friends first & foremost and so we appreciate their dedication and service to our town and always wish them the best in their roles.
We wish them all the best of luck!
Note: Candidates are contacted by Sustainable Shrewsbury. Any stances the candidates provide in response are reflected as YES or NO appropriately. Any stances the candidates do not provide in response are reflected as “?”. In order to provide citizens with additional information when a stance has not been provided, the stance of “?” is color coded to reflect a candidate’s past public votes and/or comments (when available) until such time that the candidate provides a response indicating their stance. We also strive to provide as much information as possible to the candidates. You’ll find links below providing background information on all the issues including helpful resources, articles, videos, commentary, etc. We also offer to meet with and discuss the issues with the candidates and provide any additional information the candidates request that may help them during their process of making an informed decision.
BOARD OF SELECTMEN CANDIDATES
SCHOOL COMMITTEE CANDIDATES
FOR BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE ISSUES, CHECK OUT THESE LINKS:
- OPPOSES West Boylston Lateral Pipeline in Shrewsbury
- OPPOSES Artificial Turf at SHS
- SUPPORTS Plastic Bag Ban
- SUPPORTS Green Community Designation
- SUPPORTS Farm to School Program
- OPPOSES Artificial Water Fluoridation
- SUPPORTS Styrofoam Ban
- SUPPORTS Organic Land Care
- SUPPORTS Fossil Fuel Divestment
- SUPPORTS Electronic Voting at Town Meeting