Mahon: Seeking one year term on town council

I am asking for your support for my candidacy for the one-year term on Merrimack’s Town Council. This is the remainder of the term of the late David Yakuboff.

Since moving to Merrimack in 1976, I have served in leadership positions on numerous elected and appointed positions. I have served on the Council since 2006 and currently serve as Vice Chair. My other service has been on the charter commission, budget committee, Fourth of July committee, school board, school district clerk, three school space needs committees, and the New Hampshire Rail Transit Authority Board.

My immersion in local government operations during my career and membership in local government professional associations has provided much knowledge to assist the Council as it deals with complex issues, such as economic development and the proposed natural gas pipeline.

I oppose the pipeline as proposed because of the impacts on our wetlands, fragile habitats and water resources, and endangered species. I will continue to support policies that maintain Merrimack as one of the safest communities to live, work, and raise your family by continuing to: enhance the quality of life; stabilize the town portion of the tax rate; improve and maintain the town’s infrastructure; and broaden the tax base.

I am an Army and Vietnam veteran, and hold life memberships in the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. I reside at 31 Naticook Road with my wife, Dr. Donna Hastings.

Tom Mahon