I regret to inform you that I do not intend to run for reelection as moderator of Shirley at the town election in May.
By May 2014, I will have served as moderator for almost 12 years. It is time for me to step aside and permit another to assume the responsibility and have the privilege of serving in this capacity.
I also want to devote the rest of my life on earth to loving and nurturing my wife Mary, our five married children and their spouses, and our 12 grandchildren.
In addition, I feel called to bring people hope by sharing the good news that physical death is not the end; that there is an eternal life of peace, happiness and fulfillment.
Thank you for the privilege of serving as moderator. I am humbled by your trust, support and hard work on behalf of our neighbors and friends, and am proud and grateful to be a citizen of Shirley.
Shirley Town Moderator 2002-2014