Together, We Will Move Reading Forward!
My name is Christopher Haley and I am running for the sole open Select Board seat for the Town of Reading this coming April.
My path to Reading is like so many of yours. My former wife and I wanted to start a family in a safe community with highly rated public schools. So, after much
research, we decided to plant our roots in Reading a little over 12 years ago.
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Dear Reading Residents,
First and foremost, I hope you are all doing well and staying safe during this difficult time. The impact that COVID-19 has caused on our community and families has been devastating. I know we will all get through this together and become a stronger community because of it.
Having lived in Reading for over 12 years now and seeing the polarizing direction things are going, my family and I now feel that the time has come for me to be part of a solution. I want to bring fresh ideas and common sense problem solving to the Town of Reading by running for the Select Board.
For this campaign to be successful, it will require a strong and coordinated grassroots organization. With brochures, flyers, yard signs and digital advertising to place, I cannot do it all alone. That’s why I’m turning to the people of Reading and inviting you to get involved in my campaign to help me make a difference.
Your early contribution will give our race a tremendous boost. Please use the link below to donate, host a yard sign or check out our upcoming events.
Thank you in advance for your encouragement and support.
With all the over-developing going on around downtown, parking is becoming more and more challenging every day.
There are numerous *Grant* opportunities avaialble for a Parking Facility that I will apply for. MassWorks provides grants to communities to help them prepare for success and contribute to the long term strength and sustainability of our Commonwealth.
We cannot have a thriving downtown without small businesses. I know firsthand you cannot have small businesses without parking for your customers. Both topics have been longstanding issues for Reading, its small business owners, and its residents.
Without adequate parking small businesses suffer. Without small businesses, the residents suffer; through the lack of purchasing choices and through the lack of a commercial tax base. Thus, these two topics are inextricably intertwined.
Therefore, the time is now to elect a person with experience in understanding the challenges small business owner face and the proven ability to grow a small business.
Communication & Transparency
The cornerstones of local government. I plan to further increase Trust, Honesty, and Integrity in our board.
The benefit of providing as much information to the public as possible is that it gives them an opportunity to think about decisions that the local officials made and provide valuable feedback to them.
Our Senior Citizens helped make Reading what is is today. With the rising property values, we are essentially pushing our seniors and veterans out of our community. I will do all I can to ensure that they are not further priced out of town.
Expanding on our existing center and adding a 1st floor bathroom to make it more welcoming. Without the room, our seniors go to Stoneham or Lynnfield instead.
I want to reestablish the confidence that Reading residents should have in their Public Safety officials. Chief Clark and his department have been key contributors to the fact that Reading has been recognized as the 19th safest community in the United States by Neighborhood Scout once again.
As such, my support for Chief Burns and his group of firefighters is unwavering. In my role on the Select Board, I will vocally support their roles in our community.
Countdown to the Re-Election
Voting takes place at the Hawkes Field House at the Reading Memorial High School, 62 Oakland Road. Polls are open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM on April 6th.
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Download a Voter Registration Form
Click below to download a Voter Registration Mail-In Form. You may also register at Reading Town Hall. The deadline is March 17th at 8:00pm.
Absentee Ballot Application
Click below to download an Absentee Ballot Application. Completed forms are returned to the Town Clerk at 16 Lowell St. You will then receive your ballot in the mail that has to completed by the date listed.
To vote by mail please provide town hall with the vote by mail application as soon as possible, they will mail you the ballot. You can then return the ballot to them via US Mail or drop in the Town box at Town Hall.
Deadline to request a vote by mail or absentee ballot to be mailed is 5:00 PM on March 31st.
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Committee to Elect Christopher Haley
2 Haven St #301
Reading, MA 01867