Statement from Yarmouth Selectman and School Committee Candiate Joe Glynn:
For Immediate Release:.
Given the most recent events in the Town of Yarmouth I will be suspending outward campaigning for Town Offices. I will be available to answer questions and remain fervent in my desire to encourage people to vote.
I had purchased new signs and banners as well as thousands of pieces of literature that I had intended to direct mail as well as deliver door to door.
Many of you know I had posted many signs throughout town in several previous elections and had made everyone aware how early they could be posted.
As a challenger that is one of the best ways to show support and credibility. I had every intention to do even more this year. I wanted more people out to vote and signs are a reminder the time is approaching.
The longest serving Selectman incumbent will not be posting his signs . I believe this gesture will have little or no impact on his visibility or vote count. I had heard before this incident he had intended to reduce his sign coverage but his sentiment about ribbons and the image of our community coming out and that feeling displayed last week should be extended, is an appropriate one!
I will hold my literature for the encouragement for people to vote but only at town meeting May 5th and Election Day Tuesday May 15th!
I remain hopefully that the civic pride extends by more people getting involved and voting to honor all those that serve us! I feel that silent leadership that is not my normal wheelhouse is the best way to continue that civic pride we all felt during the day's falling the tragic events that revealed a town that is special. I will not mention any candidate my position on public safety or budgets. My record including in debates in candidate profiles remain. I have sent out some previous this decision and will authorize my previous resume, qualifications to be reprinted but I will pull all signs down placed earlier by supporters and ask that any who had intended to place to refrain.
I will consider as the days come closer whether I will place on Election Day or Town meeting and I have informed others that I had penciled in to cover polls and at Town Meeting to also refrain, from their outward politicking .
I will be out all day at the polls as usual to answer questions and will refer others to my Facebook page, my previous Candidates Forums of 2014-2017 and my outspoken comments in all local media outlets, and forums.
If this principled stand proves detrimental those signs and literature investments will be set to go at another time. If the community sentiment survives it will be put to good use better later.
I call on all the candidates to do the same! I believe this will hurt me the worst but will be the best for the entire Town of Yarmouth and would once again show Yarmouths Spirit, Unity and continue that we all are Yarmouth Strong!
Commissioner Joe Glynn
Yarmouth Housing Authority
Board of Commissioners