MILLBURY, Mass. - TheDailyMillbury.com will be publishing candidate announcements during the Millbury town election season. Each candidate will be allowed one announcement. Residents who wish to endorse candidates through letters to the editor may only write one endorsement letter per candidate. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm running for a three year term for the Millbury Board of Health. This would be my first political office. I"m a life long resident of Millbury. I graduated from Millbury HIgh in 1966. I then enlisted in the Marine Corp for three years, serving in Viet Nam from Sept. 1967 to Oct. 1968.
Upon being discharged in 1969 I enrolled in Quinsigamond Community College under the G. I. Bill earning an associates degree in law enforcement. I then did 32 years with the MIllbury Police Dept. retiring in 2002. Since my retirement I have continued to work part time as a Special Police Officer for Millbury working traffic details.
I also drive the elder bus for the Millbury Council on Aging. I have been married for 39 years to Paulette ( Roy ) and we have three sons all in their thirties and two grandchildren.
I have worked as the court officer for the Millbury Board of Health for the past two years and as a result I have gained an interest in the workings of a health dept.I would like to become a member of the board so I can be more involved in forming policy and procedure. I have the time, since being retired, and I have extensive knowledge of the town and it's people.
I believe I can make things better rather than just sit home and complain about town goverment.
William C. Wilkinson