Everett McBride endorsed by the Salem GOP for Selectman:
I believe my 5 years as a member of the Salem Budget Committee and 25 years as a member of the Salem Board of Selectman give me the breath and depth of experience to hit the ground running on day one. There would no learning curve. There are many issues facing the town of Salem. The Tuscan Village development being the largest in New Hampshire, has at least another 18 months until completion. I want to make sure the impacts to the town of Salem are all addressed.
Paul Pelletier endorsed by the Salem GOP for Planning Board:
My platform is quite simple, #1, I have been a member of the Salem Planning Board for three terms, plus an alternate member for the first year. #2, I love being able to be a part of helping the elderly families to sub divide there large properties, of land that they have owned for decades so that they can rest easy with there little nest egg of retirement income. They deserve it. And lastly, #3 I have promised the residents of Salem, that I would see forth the Tuscan project from start to finish to ensure a smooth, and accurate transition. I have been working with the Tuscan project since the Tuscan kitchen came to the board longer than ten years ago. I am proud and honored to work with all applicants that come before the Salem Planning Board.
Bob Gibbs endorsed by the Salem GOP for Planning Board:
My name is Bob Gibbs, and I am asking for your vote for Salem Planning Board on election day, March 9th. I am a 30-year resident of Salem. For almost fifteen years, I ran a small business (Salem Kripalu Yoga Studio) in town. I was an alternate than an elected member of the town's Planning Board for over five years. Last year I lost my re-election to the board. I believe that I lost partially out of ignorance of town politics and partly because people in the town's political elite wanted me out because I pushed backed and questioned items that came before the board.I was on the board when the Tuscan Village project was first presented to the town. Many things have changed since that first presentation. The first problem was the first homes that were built. These homes were supposed to look like old Tuscany villas, with yellowish stucco. Instead, clapboards were installed. I notified the Planning Director of this, and Mr. Faro had to come in to explain that due to the lateness of the season, it was not possible to put up stucco. The Planning Board approved it.We initially were told that the project would not impact the schools because many of the homes were going to be 55 and over. Also, with no play areas in the project, it would not be attractive to young parents with children. This has also changed. Also, approved by the Planning Board.I was and would be an independent vote for the Salem residents and support the ordinances that the voters have put in place. Too many members of the current board have long time relationships with many of the builders in town. And many members of the board were hand-selected and owe loyalty to these builders.I believe that we are at a crossroads. The town can continue to allow large projects to take over, or we enforce the ordinances currently in place. Look at the ordinances proposed by the Planning Board this election. They allow for more signs; a depot overlay that would add a restriction that protects one local business in town, and to force a builder to add workforce housing.On election day, you will have the opportunity to vote for two people to the Planning Board. There are two incumbents and me. I ask that you only give me your vote to ensure that a new independent voter gets on this board. Thank you.
Jeff Boyer endorsed by the Salem GOP for Salem Budget Committee:
President and Managing Partner Boyer & Company, PC Danvers, MA June 1992 – Present (29 Years)
Active principal founder of recognized North Shore MA CPA firm. Provider of accounting, tax, and business advisory services to individuals, medium to small business owners, corporations, partnerships, estates and trusts. Specializing in tax representation, tax planning, entity formation, dissolutions and tax resolution matters.
Kaitz Levine & Ilacqua CPA’s Boston, MA
9/1985 – 6/1992 Tax Manager/Supervisor Planned, supervised, and performed audit, review, and compilation engagements for a variety of entities, prepared corporate and individual income tax returns, and performed valuations of closely held businesses.
Board Certification 1989
Concentrated Tax position specializing in a wide range of industries including Advertising, Construction, Engineering, Manufacturing, R&D, Real Estate, Wholesale and retail businesses.
Active member of firm professional development discussion group planning and presenting talks on various practice issues. 11/83–9/85 Harvey & Parent, PC CPA’s North Andover, MA Accountant Performed compilation and review engagements for various small business clients, prepared corporate returns, supervised payroll tax return preparation, and provided general bookkeeping services. Bentley College, Waltham Massachusetts Masters in Taxation (MST) With Distinction 1995 Plymouth State College, Plymouth New Hampshire Bachelor of Science in Accounting, May 1982 Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy New Hampshire Board of Public Accountancy Certified Public Accountant- 9/1989 Massachusetts # 12982 New Hampshire # 1795 President Essex County Estate Planning and Business Counsel 2002-2004
Luke Mroz endorsed by the Salem GOP for Budget Committee:
My name is Luke Mroz and I am a candidate for the Salem Budget Committee. I have been a resident of Salem since 2017 and will be an advocate for sensible spending if elected. I have previously worked as a civil servant in the United States Senate and would like to serve our community by being a voice for prudent, transparent, and efficient spending in Salem. I would be honored to earn your vote to serve on the Budget Committee.
Gene Bryant endorsed by the Salem GOP for Zoning Board of Adjustment:
I am a candidate for a three year term on the Town of Salem Zoning Board of Adjustment, on the Town Meeting ballot for March 9. I have provided a link below to a video now running on the Salem SCTV 23 channel that I hope you will find informative of my approach to service on the ZBA.
I served on the Salem Planning Board for ten years, the last two as Vice-Chairman, and now for several years of the Town's Economic Development Action Committee, the last two years as Chairman. I spent most of my working career in the Hotel and Restaurant industry, many of those years as a consultant to the industry in development, construction and renovation of many fine properties around the country. I have the experience, knowledge and temperament to meet the requirements of this position.
I would appreciate the commitment of one of your two votes for the ZBA, and I am available at your convenience by email, or to my cell phone (below), for any questions or comments you may have. I would also be grateful, if you are so inclined, for your recommendation to friends and neighbors that might also cast a vote for my candidacy.
Thank you for your consideration.
Ed Huminick endorsed by the Salem GOP for Zoning Board of Adjustment:
Ed's philosophy as a member of the ZBA is that members play the role of a semi-judicial board. No politics should be involved in the decision making. There are 5 criteria that allows for an adjustment and Ed will adjudicate based solely on what the law provides with disregard for politics and personal opinion. Ed was appointed to serve on the ZBA for many years previous to board members becoming an elected position.
Dane Hoover endorsed by the Salem GOP for Budget Committee:
Dane has served as chair of Salem's Budget Committee and has been a member for more than 6 years. He was recently appointed by the committee to fulfill a vacated seat. Dane is a true watchdog for Salem's taxpayer and will work diligently to keep our taxes as low as possible while still providing all of the services resident's expect from the best town in New Hampshire.