McNelis not running next fall

McNelis not running next fall

I want to take a moment to thank the people of Smithfield, and wish them all Happy Holidays. I also wish to inform residents that I will not be a candidate for any office in Smithfield in the 2018 election. Being a candidate last time was a great joy and honor, and it has been very flattering that others have asked about my plans. I still care about this town immensely. However, having recently been married, I need to focus on my family first.

I do encourage voters to meet as many candidates as they can, and to consider them responsibly and fairly. These are your neighbors, trying to do a public service. So ask them questions, reject negative personal attacks, and vote for candidates with answers you can trust.

Ryan McNelis

Smithfield