To The Editor,
I am writing in support of Michael Runyan to be re-elected on April 10 as Selectman. Mike’s number one concern as a current Selectman and resident of this town has always been BURLINGTON. As a lifelong resident his deep roots within the community have allowed him to become involved in many aspects within our town. He recently retired from Burlington Fire Department after thirty one years of service, a career he was totally devoted to. He is constantly giving of himself to the town and our residents year round. An organizer and co-chair for both the Fourth of July events and Senior Center Bingo are just a few of the many activities he is involved in. Supporting and volunteering for several other groups throughout town, you can find his participation several ways such as Wish Tree, Boy/Girl Scouts, Veterans groups and others; always willing to lend a hand.
Mike’s years at with BHA have given him strong insight into affordable housing, low income housing and senior housing needs, all of which he has brought with him to his position as Selectman. The need for affordable housing remains a top concern of his and he works hard at making his ideas reality.
As a Selectman, Mike has an independent thought process that has shown many times by being the only opposition to a vote. He would rather stand alone than compromise his beliefs. His easy going personality which makes him so approachable and a willingness to listen to everyone and respect others points of view are also a welcome trait.
I ask that you give Mike your vote on April 10th and re-elect him to The Board of Selectmen (Select Board) enabling him to continue doing great things for Burlington.
I LIKE MIKE
1 Holly St.