Why I Am Running


With 20+ years of experience working in the non-profit sector, I have a unique set of skills and experiences best suited for: handling complex budgets, creating programs that meet the needs of the community, identifying volunteers at all levels to fill critical gaps, collaborating with staff and partner agencies so as not to duplicate efforts, and creating efficient systems to help things move in the right direction.


I am a husband, father, realtor and artist. I am a member of the Franklin Cultural Council, the Chair of the Oakland Parkway Neighborhood Association and a member of the Franklin Panthers Youth Football and Cheering board. My long-held passion for volunteerism and public service has ingrained in me a necessity to act as a listening board whenever possible, assessing situations without judgment and connecting the right resources with the right people to mediate issues and solve problems. Simply, I am a people person and problem solver. As your Town Councilor, I will find a way to invite people from all parts of Franklin to participate in committees, projects and events that help our town, while creating a sense of ownership and pride that comes with civic involvement.


Inclusion

Ted feels strongly that everyone has a right to be heard, to be seen, to be counted and to be welcomed with open arms. Franklin is home to people of all ages and backgrounds and he encourages all voices to take part in making our community better.

Honesty

Ted believes that the truth is always the best answer and doesn’t shy away from tough conversations. He believes that a perfectly acceptable answer to any question is “I don’t know, but please allow me to do some research and get back to you”. He knows character counts and if he says or promises something, it will get done and you will get a timely response.




Respect

Ted welcomes everyone to the table as long as they conduct themselves with grace and civility. He leads with empathy and kindness, and will listen to voices whether they have lived in Franklin 6 months, 6 years, or 60 years.

Hard-work


Anything worth doing is worth doing well. Whether in business, his family life, or his charitable work, Ted isn’t afraid to roll up his sleeves and pitch in where needed... and that won't stop when he gets elected. If research needs to be done, Ted will do it. If the Council needs to do constituent outreach, Ted will jump at the chance. He is ready to do the work.