Joe Glynn of Yarmouth issued the following statement regarding his candidacy for Yarmouth Selectman:
Joe Glynn the Assistant Treasurer for the elected Yarmouth Housing Authority Board of Directors announced Friday March 17, 2017 , to a group of a few dozen of his friends and supporters at Giardino's Restaurant that he has obtained and completed his nomination papers for ballot placement for Selectman and was the first of any Candidate in the Town of Yarmouth Elections May 16, 2017.
Glynn came up less than a hundred votes short for DY school Committee in last years contentious election. Numerous observers and voters were given confusing instructions on the two positions for Selectman and two other positions, because of attention to several write in candidates . "I won't have to worry about the second vote strategy this time." "It is straight forward in all races. " Glynn said.
Glynn pointed out several problems to the Town Clerk but did not contest the results so the Town would not bare any cost burden for a new election. "The point is to work together to make improvements.
It's not about winning elections it is about making things better through ideas. "It's about winning hearts and minds! ", Glynn said.
Glynn pointed out that he has ramped up the number of votes totals from a few hundred to nearly 4000 over his runs against lifelong natives and one serving in elected positions for over a quarter century! Glynn said that there is a good chance that this is an open seat (Chairman hinting at last min decision) Glynn said he will be running with excited confidence with this new dynamic. "I've been running against the entrenched incumbents and it is a taunting challenge." "I have been able to meet many more people while ramping up vote totals and sharpening campaign skills, while learning from both results and gaining experience on the Housing Authority.
Glynn indicated getting his name out was part of the previous plan that will help hitting the ground running this cycle . "The head start will be like I'm flying out of a cannon." " I have campaign literature , sign stock and name recognition." I think the incumbents staying on the board have noted my passion, and know what I have been right about from quotes and debates. "For ex: I pointed out a snow removal policy changes and the board to its credit admitted mistakes and made improvements." That is the way it suppose to work."
Glynn will be continuing his Joe with Joe Coffee hours and has dissected the good voter list from all elections. "I will get to every super voter household and I guarantee that I will be out at grocery stores and door knocking more than any Selectman Candidate ever. "I am in like Glynn"! "All in!" " If I lose it will not be because of anything I didn't do." "I will never be out of civic involvements but running myself will be very unlikely, unless it is even closer than the hand full of votes loss. "I am leaving it all out in the field." "I am more excited because I know this one will be up to me and I know what I should do and will do."
"This is an important time for YARMOUTH! ". "They need my vision and direction like oxygen. ". "Decisions this next year will set the stage for the next 50 years!"