By: Campaign to Elect Ron Boucher Mayor On: 10:37PM / Tuesday September 06, 2011
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Citing the need to return "Back to Basics," Ronald Boucher will announce his candidacy for mayor on Sept. 14 at the American Legion in North Adams beginning at 7 p.m. The event is free to the public.
Boucher is six-term city councilor and is currently president.
"Having been a lifelong resident of North Adams, I am very concerned for the city's future. I believe I can bring the fiscal discipline required in these challenging economic times, in addition to bringing the leadership qualities to make the tough decisions," he said in a statement. "Also, my experience in the business industry will allow me to be more of a 'hands on' mayor, and assist in developing relationships and inducements with potential businesses looking to expand or move to North Adams."
"In the upcoming weeks, my campaign will be releasing specific proposals in regards to growing the local economy, and protecting critical city services, without the need to increase the burden on taxpayers. I would like to invite the public to the American Legion on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. to further discuss my ideas for the future of North Adams."
The preliminary election is Tuesday, Sept. 27; election day is Tuesday, Nov. 8.
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Tammy, should this maybe be a front page item....a challenger to the mayor announcing his candidacy?
lets get real, ron supported Dick on every issue, the city needs real honest leadership, we were lucky to elect a real gentleman in the last election, he merits our support now more than ever.The man is a statesman not a politician. re-elect Alcombright for the good of the entire city.
Real, you dont seem to know what you are talking about, they differ on a great many things...main thing being not spending money you dont have. Why dont you get a committee together with dick and discuss this.
Dick Alcombright is by far the best man at this time for North Adams. He has been up front on everything he has tried to do,he has involved the city council on every single thing and seeks there council on every issue. He doesn't paint a rosy picture about the city's problems and sugar coats nothing. I like his governing style and we need more of it. Give Alcombright another two years, he has earned it.
I think many people would support Ron for the "low taxes" philosophy if he had been a stronger proponent of such while he was the Council President these past two years. It doesn't really matter to me because I happen to agree with the other side of the issue anyway, but how do you promise such things now when you wouldn't stand up and say so when it mattered? He didn't vote No to the override question when it came up to the Council. Now, he'll say he was totally against it.
Sorry, but you're wrong. Ron did not vote against the override being placed on the ballot. He voted for it. He later said he was personally opposed to the override itself, but wanted the voters to decide. That's called poor leadership. He should have voted against it being placed on the ballot. It still would have gone on the ballot, but at least then he could have taken a real stand.
Don't get too excited about Mr. Boucher yet, folks. The 20+years of John Barrett scarred North Adams more than most people realize. Mayor Alcombright used his skills and available money to run the city in the wake of Barrett. Now the Barrett supporter and those who admire such tactics seem to be swinging axes at Mr. Alcombright. It's not so simple!
What a great night for NA. What a great night for Ron! Standing room only at the legion. Ron delivered a great speech setting out his vision for the city. He has crossed the aisle too bringing together former Alcombright and Barrett supporters. A true leader.
tell me why ron said at his last spring tv show with his camapign manager at his side, " I DECIDED NOT TO RUN FOR MAYOR, I RECEIVED A PROMOTION AT MY JOB, WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO RUN FOR MAYOR WITH THE CITY THE WAY IT IS" Talks out of both sides of his mouth, he can really be trusted!!!!!.
The state is holding a special election to fill the seat vacated by John F. Kerry, who has been confirmed as U.S. secretary of state.
The state primary is Tuesday, April 30. The last day to register to vote or to change party affiliation for the primary is Wednesday, April 10. Enrolled voters may only vote in their party primary; unenrolled voters may select a primary to vote in without changing their status.
The special election is scheduled for Tuesday, June 25. The last day to register to vote in the election is Wednesday, June 5.
To register to vote, one must be at least age 18 by the date of the election, a U.S. citizen and a resident of the municipality in which you are voting.