Macksoud up for re-election

Macksoud up for re-election

LINCOLN – Town Council President Keith E. Macksoud has announced his candidacy for re-election in District 3.

Macksoud, an independent, said he can see “many positive changes as our town has grown and developed,” since he was first elected in 2005 “… while most important of all, we have preserved our rural characteristics.”

Among the examples he cited of the town’s progress, Macksoud referenced recent upgrades to the town’s parks and recreational fields, the renovation of the library and police station and the construction of the new Lincoln Senior Center and Lincoln Middle School.

“By planning properly, being conservative with the monies the town receives from gambling revenues, and working collectively with my fellow councilmen, our Town Administrator, the School Committee, Budget Board, and many of the town department heads, we have been able to achieve the goals of the Capital Improvement Committee without placing an undue economic burden on our taxpayers,” he said.

He said he believes the experience he’s gained so far through the high school renovation process, including securing approval for a $60 million bond, will allow him to continue to “be a watchful eye over the project, ask the tough questions and ensure that we have the best possible building for the education of our children, while remaining on time and on budget.”

Macksoud said Lincoln is performing well compared to many neighboring communities because of its dedicated public servants, including his fellow council members and the Town Administrator Joseph Almond.

“We might not always agree on everything, but our disagreements are always respectful, never personal, and lead to the betterment of the town,” he added.