, Salem, MA


December 18, 2013

Letter: Setting the record straight


Finally, perhaps most insulting is the suggestion that I stand to gain from this project other than the satisfaction of knowing I am leaving Salem better than I found it (without a behemoth, rusting structure on 62 acres of our deep-water port for decades to come). I am a proud public servant and have been now for almost two decades. Most perplexing is Ms. Smith’s suggestion that I’m an out-of-touch Democrat. I have no idea what one’s choice of cars says about his politics, but just for the record, I drive a $79 per month, no frills, leased Honda Civic.

I don’t know how this is going to end. I hope the Footprint project gets built because I believe it can be a win for everyone. Regardless, my only remuneration will be the comfort in knowing I did all I could to make it a reality.

John Keenan

State Representative


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