I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who participated in voting on April 30 for the positions advertised in the town of Ayer.

I am especially appreciative to those who cast a vote for me to become the next treasurer of Ayer. It's important to acknowledge that even though we weren't successful with our attempt, I am comforted in the fact that my supporters carefully and rationally looked at the facts presented, arrived at a positive opinion and came out in support of the decision that I was the candidate they wanted in the office.

I am truly moved by your motivation to be informed, and I am the luckiest person in the world to have the support you showed during the election. I would also like to thank my wife, Pam, my brother and my children and grandchildren for believing and supporting me.

I recognize your thankless support and will continue to serve as selectman with the passion that I have always had. But I am more determined that the town of Ayer is in the most capable hands regarding the management of your hard-earned money.