My name is Robert Hayes and I'm running for re-election to the Wilmington School Committee. I intend on using this Wilmington Patch blog over the next 4 months to provide readers with a weekly campaign update, focused particularly on how I'm striving to listen to their questions, comments, concerns, suggestions and ideas!
This week and every week, voters can contact me via phone (978-604-8933) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org), plus through my campaign's Website, Facebook, and Twitter. I will respond to all inquiries within 24 hours, typically much sooner. (If you already have a 'non-campaign' way to contact me, that will stork work too!)
Weekly Online Listening Survey:
This week, I am conducting a 20-question online survey focusing on curriculum, fees, MCAS & more. The anonymous survey should only take 5-10 minutes to complete. It can be found HERE.
Thank you to the nearly 100 residents who filled out last week's survey. The survey will remain active for a few more weeks and can still be taken HERE.
Weekly In-Person Listening Hours:
This week, I'll be holding my 'listening hours' at Starbucks (271 Main Street, inside Wilmington Crossing) from 11am to noon on Friday, January 18. Drop-in and share with me any questions, comments or concerns you have with our school system in an informal setting. (If space becomes an issue, we will move across the street to Panera Bread.)
As a reminder, I will be there in my capacity as a candidate -- not a member of any committee -- and will be speaking 100% for myself. Additionally, I will not discuss anything remotely related to the lawsuit holding up the high school building project. Finally, I will bring copies of the district's Chain of Communication to point you in the right direction for answers to questions outside the purview of a school committee candidate. All that said, I really look forward to hearing what's on your mind!
Weekly Door-To-Door Visits:
This week, I will be conducting door-to-door visits again in Precinct 1 on Sunday, January 20 (11am-3pm) and Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, January 21 (11am-3pm), collecting nomination paper signatures and passing out my contact information.
Community and School Events:
This week, I'll be attending several community and school events. My "listening ears" will be on, but I will not be campaigning at these events as they are not meant for campaigning. I plan on attending the Board of Selectmen Meeting (Monday, January 14, 7pm); WHS Girls Varsity Hockey Game (Wednesday, January 16, 7pm); and WHS Girls Varsity Basketball Game (Friday, January 18, 7pm). Additionally, I will be attending the School Committee's Policy Subcommittee Meeting (Monday, January 14, 8am) and the Special Education PAC's Workshop (Thursday, January 17, 7pm). Got an event you think it would be beneficial for me to attend and listen in on? Let me know!
This blog post was originally published HERE.