Larry's Candidacy Letter
My name is Larry Satcowitz and I’m a candidate for State Representative for the towns of Braintree, Brookfield, Granville, Randolph, and Roxbury.
Eighteen years ago, my wife and I bought our house Randolph. We had our first child on the way and it seemed like the right time to settle down. I didn’t know much about the area, other than it was within a reasonable distance from both our jobs, but over these many years I’ve gotten to know this community well and I’m grateful for our good fortune in having landed in this beautiful and sane place, filled with wonderful people. A few years back, as our kids were getting a bit older and needing less attention, I was looking for a way to give back to this place that has given me and my family so much, and so I ran for an open seat on the Selectboard.
I’m now in my second term on the Randolph Selectboard. During that time I’ve helped to provide leadership that has resulted in a revitalized recreation program, a revamped police force, and the hiring of an Economic Development Coordinator who has helped to bring in many hundreds of thousands of dollars of grant money to the town. I currently work closely with the Recreation, Water/Wastewater, and Budget committees. I was the chair of the ad hoc committee that studied policing in Randolph a couple of years ago. I’ve been a consistent voice for local government that is transparent, accountable, and responsive.
In general, I'm a well-informed person. I've long paid attention to local, state and national affairs, and I read widely in many other areas as well. As a math teacher of many years, I'm practiced at explaining myself to others while taking their feedback into account and I'm comfortable with statistical and numerical analysis. As a house builder, I've learned a great deal about the complexity of even modest projects and how to successfully manage them. I'm not a natural leader, but through my teaching, building, and Selectboard experience I've learned a lot about how to help groups work toward a common goal. I like to think of myself as practical, open-minded, and fair.
Please remember that our district has two representatives, so you get two votes. I hope one of them will be for me. Return your ballot early or vote in person on November 3rd!