Official website of the Stockbridge Massachusetts Democratic Town Committee
"ALL POLITICS IS LOCAL"
JUNE 9, 2020
SELECT BOARD: PATRICK WHITE
PLANNING BOARD: NANCY SOCHA
HOUSING AUTHORITY: BARNEY EDMONDS
SEWER & WATER COMMISSIONER: JOHN LOIODICE
BOARD OF ASSESSORS: THOMAS STOKES
BOARD OF HEALTH: HENRY SCHWERNER
BOARD OF HEALTH: RAE WILLIAMS
PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSIONER: STEVE KNOPF
PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSIONER: NICOLE FAIRAUX
My campaign for Stockbridge Select Board is all about asking and answering that question.
I offer an ambitious agenda of zoning, tax and communications strategies to encourage full-time families to raise their children here. I want a town with more year-round residents, a town that's more affordable for the next generation, a town that discourages absentee AirBnB owners. I want a town that is vibrant year-round, not just in July and August, a town that cherishes and protects its natural beauty.
For a relatively wealthy Berkshire town, I believe we have failed our seniors. Too often, rising assessments burden our lifelong elderly residents with property tax bills that many struggle to pay. Beyond that, if you feel the need to downsize, the town should have housing options that allow you to leave your home without leaving your hometown. The trends have been clear for 25 years: just read the 1996 Master Plan or the 2016 Visioning Report. And yet we've done nothing to address these realities.
I believe our priorities should reflect our values. Please give me a mandate to implement a vision for Stockbridge that encourages young families to choose Stockbridge. A vision for seniors that provides them with lower taxes and new housing options. A vision that celebrates our small-town character and preserves our beautiful heritage.
You get to answer the question, "What's next?". I am not in this race to run against anyone. I am in this race to start a conversation, to call us all to action. I am tired of waiting, tired of arguing, tired of inaction. You get to decide what kind of town you want this to be. Please, if you believe in these values, help me fight for them in this town we all love so much.
To learn more, please visit patrickwhitestockbridge.com for detailed specifics. Town elections are June 9. It would be my honor to have your vote.
My name is John Loiodice and I am running in the town election for Sewer and Water Commissioner. There is no candidate on the ballot so I’m asking you to vote for me by writing my name and address on the ballot:
John A. Loiodice, 12 Cherry St.
I have been a resident of Stockbridge since 1984 along with my wife Sheri and our son Michael. During that period of time I have practiced medicine and surgery at both Berkshire Medical Center and Fairview Hospital. Until very recently, managing a medical practice has been my full-time endeavor. However, with the hiring of another otolaryngologist, I am finally able to devote some of my time to the service of the Stockbridge community. The time is now to give back to the community which has nourished my family for thirty-six years.
Having a scientific background in biology has given me expertise and interests in the area of water management. I have a particular interest in the conservation and recycling of water, and have recycled grey water for personal use quite successfully. I have a great love for the land and appreciation for the management of its resources. I have considerable experience as a problem solver as that is the nature of a physician’s work and have served on several medical committees. I am currently the vice chief of staff and chairman of the medical providers accreditation committee at BMC.
I feel that I would be a good fit for the open seat on the Sewer and Water Commission and would be happy to serve the community in that capacity.
Please vote for me by writing in my name, John Loiodice, for Sewer and Water Commissioner.
Please consider writing my name -- BERNARD EDMONDS, 316 Old Stockbridge Rd. -- on the ballot for a seat on the Stockbridge Housing Authority. There are no candidates on the ballot for this position.
I am a write-in candidate because I was unable to secure enough nomination signatures due to the constraints of the corona virus.
I was first elected to this position in 2010 and for a second five-year term in 2015. Both times I had the endorsement of the Stockbridge Democratic Town Committee. I served as Chairman of the Authority from 2014 through 2019.
My long experience on the Board has given me a better understanding of town government and a deeper appreciation for Heaton Court and our Section 8 housing voucher program. It has been a privilege to help meet the housing needs of elderly, disabled, and/or low-income people in Stockbridge and Berkshire County.
Thank you for your consideration.
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