Lifelong Falmouth resident, town meeting member
Wednesday, Andrew Putnam announced his run for Assembly of Delegates. The Assembly of Delegates is the legislative branch of Barnstable County. Each of the fifteen towns of Cape Cod is represented in the Delegation. Delegates are elected by voters in their town to a two-year term. Delegates of the 12th Session were elected in November of 2010. Falmouth's current Delegate is Julie C. Taylor. To learn more about the Assembly of Delegates, click here.
Watch Putnam's introduction video above and see the text below:
Hello, my name is Andrew Putnam. I would like to take a minute of your time to introduce myself.
I am a lifelong resident of Falmouth and a graduate of Falmouth High School. I am currently enrolled at Cape Cod community college. For the last 2 years I have served as a Town Meeting Member for Precinct 9 and as Chairman of the Affirmative Action Committee.
Today I would like to inform you that I am running for the Assembly of Delegates in Falmouth, Massachusetts.
When I first mentioned my intentions to run, I was met with an interesting array of reactions. While many were positive, one of the most baffling was; "There's a County Government?" Even local journalists were confused as to why I had taken an interest in such a little known seat. My answer was simple; I believe that visibility and accessibility are important components to any political seat.
By utilizing visibility and accessibility, we gain access to the most vital part to any functioning form of government; Accountability.
There are few who realize the importance of our county government and the role it plays not only here on Cape Cod, but also in the town of Falmouth.
So it is my greatest hope no matter the outcome of this campaign that I will help bring to light and place in the minds of those who live in this great town that we can no longer afford to be complacent or silent. Through this campaign we will make the county government more visible and accountable. And should I be elected to this office, I can assure you I will be accessible.
So on November 6th, I ask for your vote to bring visibility, accessibility, and accountability to our County Government.
To learn more about Andrew Putnam, visit his website here.