The only non-incumbent we choose to endorse for Town Council, Michael Parker, is a candidate with a balanced and informed perspective on town government. Parker’s was one of the few campaigns that did not devolve into personal attacks and erroneous claims.
Though he has not previously held elected office, Parker showed commitment to bettering the town with his service on the Transportation Advisory Board and the Central West Steering Committee. Unlike other challengers, Parker’s platform is nearly apolitical, showing his willingness to work with fellow council members.
With the upcoming challenges that the town will face in optimizing the efficacy of light rail as a transit mode, the Town Council would benefit greatly from the service of another transit expert.