Higgins says experience in finance will help

Higgins says experience in finance will help

CUMBERLAND – James Higgins, the endorsed Democratic for Cumberland Town Council District 1, says he has the financial expertise that's needed.

"In this uncertain time of COVID-19, there is a lot of uncertainty about local budgets, and many municipalities may have to make difficult decisions," he said. "As a former town councilor and School Committee member I have 17 years of experience dealing with municipal and school finance."

He said he has had the privilege of serving with Mayor Jeff Mutter and working with him to adequately fund schools.

"Increasing revenue while maintaining an affordable tax rate is the key to balancing the services our residents deserve," he said. "Residents have a right to expect basic services like good schools, good roads and public safety. District 1 needs an experienced and effective voice on the Town Council."

Early voting started Oct. 14, he said, and he's respectfully asking for residents' votes.