To the Voters of the Town of Mattapoisett:
When you go to the polls on May 17, you will in all likelihood see my name listed as a candidate for the Board of Selectmen. Regrettably, I informed Town Clerk Kathy Heuberger that, due to possible significant health concerns, I felt there was a strong probability I may not be able to effectively serve out a term if fortunate enough to be elected. Therefore, to be fair to the town and to possibly save it from the unnecessary expense of needing to hold another election in the near future, I am withdrawing my name from consideration for the position.
Given State guidelines, Clerk Heuberger said it was too late to remove my name from the actual ballot, so I write to you today in hopes that no confusion be made concerning my candidacy. I would take great pride in serving the Town someday, as I did back on the Personnel Board in the late 90s. Unfortunately for me, now is not the time to seek office in any capacity. I commend Jordan Collyer for his many years of service on the Board and have all confidence he will continue to work towards what is best for Mattapoisett.
Again, my sincere apologies to the voters of Mattapoisett for any confusion I may have caused.
Timothy O’Connor, Mattapoisett
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