February 20 2017
Letter to the Editor: Candidacy Announcement from Jim Tigges
The following is a Letter to the Editor:
My name is Jim Tigges and I’m running for Selectman for the Town of Burlington. I'm a 50-year resident who not only grew up in Burlington, but also grew up with Burlington. As an adult, I chose to remain in my hometown. I have been married 29 and have raised two successful BHS grads.
I chose to remain in Burlington because I love this town. Burlington is a great place to raise a family; it's like a city and a town. The west side is where most of the businesses are located and it is constantly changing. The east side is mostly residential and except for a new house here and there, hasn’t changed all that much in the 50 years I’ve been here. Out of towners are envious of what we have and I’ve been told numerous times that we are lucky to live in Burlington.
Professionally, I am in my 30th year with the police department where I work as a criminal detective. I hold a B.S. in Law Enforcement and an M.A. in Homeland Security/Counterterrorism. I am also an intelligence liaison officer to the Massachusetts Fusion Center.
I have a decades long history of being involved in civic organizations and town government. I am a Past-President of the Pine Glen PTO, past member of two school advisory councils, Past-President of the Burlington Rotary Club, and current member of the Chamber of Commerce. I served as an elected Town Meeting Member for 10 years and I’ve been a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals since 2014.
I am rooted in Burlington. I’ve lived here for a long time and I plan on being here for a long time. I’d like to take my experience and proven commitment to the town to the next level and serve the residents as their next Selectman.
Please consider me as your choice for Selectman on April 8.