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January 10, 2013

New member brings diverse experience

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Legault now makes his living as a freelance writer, fitness coach and personal trainer.

He writes articles for the Patch.com news site; yesterday, Legault acknowledged that the job could be a conflict of interest while he sits on the council.

“There’s decisions and conversations to be had,” he said. “Whatever the limitations are, I will abide by them.”

Although he’s always had political interests, Legault has never held elected office. He is appointed to the City Council through December.

Yesterday, Legault said it’s “way too early” to think about whether he might run for office once his term is up.

“I have to get my feet wet,” he said. “Any decisions for down the road will be made later.”

Either way, Legault said he will do his best to represent the whole city during his year on the council.

“I think I do know this city. I know the older factions in Salem, I know the newer factions in Salem and I’m familiar with the in-between. I can help to reach across all of these demographics to make the right decisions,” he said. “... I just want the people to understand that I am diligent and sincere. I want to do good things for the city of Salem. I have no allegiance to any single political entity in the city. I only have allegiance to Salem.”

Bethany Bray can be reached at bbray@salemnews.com and on Twitter @SalemNewsBB.

 

 

 

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