I am seeking the nomination for re-election this November to Winchester City Council in the First Ward.

I have had the honor of serving our City wide citizens on Council for 11 years.

Together, we have accomplished a lot in some major areas such as:

  • Education: New school, Innovation center, teachers compensation
  • Infrastructure: Downtown Mall, City entrances, water/sewer lines, sidewalks,
  • City communication with calendar, Insight class, Citi-newsletters, social media
  • Public safety: lights, cameras, great teams of first responders
  • Financial: bond rating, etc.
  • Many awards for place for business, retirement, etc.

But we are not satisfied and have unfinished work to do!

  • Education: finish buildings, continue Pre-K, keep teachers’ salaries competitive, and especially using our Career and Technical Education program: to increase graduates with marketable job skills so they can hopefully work and live here in the same community they grew up in
  • Infrastructure: continue redevelopment efforts, housing options for all, and continue roads and traffic control so that we can get through an intersection during 1 light change!
  • City communication: more transparency, more electronic service and more citizen involvement in decisions
  • Public safety: continue focus on certification for first responder departments, continue addressing opioid crisis, and renewed focus on pedestrian safety so that citizens feel comfortable walking anywhere anytime.
  • Financial: low tax rates, responsible spending and use budget process to go back and revisit effectiveness of prior line item expenditures.
  • Environment: get our full line recycling back so we are putting non-biodegradable items (like glass currently) in the ground

Citizens convey they want a representative that has 1) lived in Winchester a while, 2) involved and engaged in our community and 3) experience. I feel I have those credentials, being a resident here for 25 years, I am heavily involved in volunteering and giving back in our community (can see on campaign website) and have been on Council since 2009.

I am running for City Council so we can keep our way of life and briefs, while continue improving life for all citizens. With my outstanding committee, we are off and running our campaign. We have an aggressive plan and will go door to door visiting my fellow citizens, so we can continue representing citizen’s views and fighting for them on Council!

I humbly ask for your support and vote to continue to be your valued representative in providing steady, strategic leadership for Winchester.

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Thank you so much!

Les Veach
Re-election for Winchester City Council