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January 16, 2013

Amesbury: Kezer plans to run for 5th term

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First there will be congressmen and other high-ranking officials vying for Kerry and Patrick’s offices. Then there will be state senators, representatives and others who will try to replace them on Capitol Hill, and then officials at the municipal level aiming for a shot at the State House in Boston.

“What’s happening at the state level is all of the dominos start to fall,” Kezer said. “People’s conversations start turning into speculation over who are the likely people in position to be able to move up and what would they be interested in.”

Kezer is already Amesbury’s longest tenured mayor, and by seeking a fifth term he could potentially put himself in a position to see the Lower Millyard redevelopment process through to the end.

As far as the upcoming campaign is concerned, Kezer said he has no idea who his potential opponent might turn out to be, and that it doesn’t really make a difference to him.

“There’s always speculation based on who’s making themselves more visible, but I don’t worry about that in the sense that every time I’ve run, I just focus on what I need to do to be a really good mayor and get that message out,” Kezer said. “Whoever else runs and what their platform is, that’s their problem, that’s for them to figure out.”

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