I am writing to introduce myself. My name is Michelle Gallagher and I'm running for Board of Selectmen in Pepperell. I have lived in Pepperell for the past 13 years with my husband and three boys. We love the small-town feel of Pepperell and all it has to offer (from sledding in the winter at Oak Hill, to riding the bike path in better weather, to eating at various restaurants and shopping at small businesses in town).

I am actively involved around town as a member at large on the Pepperell Personnel Board, volunteer co-coordinator of Varnum Brook PTO, treasurer of Pepperell Youth Baseball, and I teach catechism. I am the co-founder of The Rouine Run Inc., a nonprofit company that organizes road races with proceeds benefiting hemochromatosis awareness, local research and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.

Please vote for me April 30.