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March 6, 2013

Six vie for seat on Seabrook Board of Selectmen

SEABROOK — Next Tuesday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Community Center, voters will go to the polls for spring elections to decide on many local issues, including the person to sit on the Board of Selectmen.

This year, voters have a large field of six people from which to chose. A brief profile of each candidate is below, listed in alphabetical order.

Maria Y. Brown

Age: 46

Address: Worthley Avenue

Contact: maabrown@comcast.net

Education: Graduate WHS, also took courses in field of medical administration.

Occupation: Administrative position at hospital maternity ward; previously worked for Visiting Nurses Association, Hospice and Seabrook Middle School.

Political offices held: Winnacunnet School Board member, eight years; Recreation Commission member.

Improving transparency in government: The time is now to bring back accountability, leadership with a vision, fairness and equality to all. I am a firm believer that open government works and anything less than 100 percent transparency is not an option.

Reason for running: I feel that my proven leadership, experience, and knowledge would be an asset to the town and its people. You have elected me for the past eight years to advocate for the most precious gift of all, our children, and with your support it would be an honor to serve as your next selectman.

Brendan Kelly, incumbent

Age: 72

Address: Ayer Circle

Contact: brendanfk@comcast.net

Education: Graduate of Bishop William High School in Braintree, attended two years at Bentley College.

Occupation: Retired; previously, a mill worker and dispatcher.

Political offices held: six years on the Board of Selectmen.

Improving transparency in town government: “I personally don’t think we need to improve transparency in town government. I feel I’ve always been open and honest about any issue that’s come up.”

Reason for running: “After six years, I like the job of selectmen and I think I’ve done a good job. The people will decide if they want me back again for another three years.

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