LETTER: Council Candidate Has Many Thank Yous to Send Out


To the Editor,

Regarding the recent local election, I would like to thank:

  • Rosemary Caouette, my campaign treasurer and her husband Joe, past VFW Post #1105 Commander, for their outstanding support and confidence in me
  • Watertown Fire Department, for their holding campaign signs supporting me in Coolidge Square on many Saturday mornings and election day and their total support of me and my campaign
  • Veterans Carl Miller, Gordon Brown, Phil DeVincentis, Ralph Holmberg, and Bud Krapf for holding signs for me
  • Emilio and Maria Leone and Bill McMahon for holding signs for me
  • Shutt Marine Detachment, for their use of their facility for my kick-off event and post-election party
  • The 45 percent of District A voters who voted for me, who determined that there was not one “clear choice” in this election
  • Emilio’s Restaurant, Green Peapod, Whale Laundromat, Deluxe Town Diner and Andrea’s House
    of Pizza – all Coolidge Square businesses, for allowing me to post campaign signs in their
  • The 26 residents of District A who allowed me to post campaign signs on their lawns
  • The many residents who conversed with me as I visited hundreds of homes in the district
    passing out flyers and listening to their issues. There were many issues in this election.
  • Patryce Georgopoulos for allowing me to partner with her at the Shutt Marine Detachment for a post-election event

As I quickly found out, it takes financing to run a campaign. A big thank you to the Watertown Fire Union Local #1347, Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts and the many supporters who contributed to my campaign. It is important to encourage and support many candidates to run for office, so that voters have a choice among a variety of candidates.

The overwhelming number of e-mails, phone calls, face-to-face meetings and support was greatly appreciated. I met and conversed with many local residents and other candidates, for all offices, who contributed greatly to my understanding of local and town issues and will remain close friends.

Thank you to all who voted for me, but also to all that turned out to vote, even though I wish that the turnout was higher than the 20 percent that was realized. Thank you to all of the candidates for Town Council, School Committee and Library Trustees who devoted time, energy and resources in seeking office to improve the quality of life for all residents in this great town of Watertown. Congratulations to all.

Thank you Watertown for a wonderful, educational, inspirational experience!!! I was honored to run for District A Town Councilor. My congratulations to Councilor Angeline Kounelis.


Bob Erickson
27 Lloyd Road

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