Lynch says he's a 'watchdog' on finances

Lynch says he's a 'watchdog' on finances

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Incumbent Town Councilor John Lynch, who is running for re-election in District 2, says he has been discussing local issues with residents as he continues his door-to-door campaign.

"It has been an honor and privilege to serve the people of District 2 as their councilman, and I deeply appreciate the warm response I have received throughout the community," he said in a release.

"From Lee's Plat to Gillen Plat, from Douglas Avenue to Charles Street, I have discussed the issues of concern on the minds of our district's residents," said Lynch. "In addition to taxes and services, many of the people I talked to expressed the importance of integrity in our elected officeholders, and the continued need for 'checks and balances' within the town government."

Residents recognize that without "watchdogs" in place, certain officials can play "fast and loose" with town finances, "needlessly driving up the cost of government," said Lynch. "This translates into unnecessary financial burdens on our taxpayers, and must be prevented at all costs."

As he has done since he was first elected, said Lynch, "I will always keep the best interest of the taxpayers and residents of District 2 foremost in mind, regardless of politics or personalities."