, Salem, MA

November 2, 2013

Letter: Cahill has skills, experience

The Salem News

---- — To the editor:

I have lived with my family in Beverly for nearly 20 years. We have had one mayor for almost the entire time. So I am very excited by the prospect of selecting a new mayor to lead Beverly.

I am supporting Mike Cahill as I believe he possesses the skills, original vision and experience to lead our city forward. Furthermore, Mike has a record of bringing vital funding to our city for our schools and infrastructure. And, as a small-business owner, I appreciate the drive he brings to make sure Beverly is a good place to work as well as live.

Isn’t that the kind of leader we deserve? A mayor who will bring not only experience but new ideas to move projects through to successful completion. A mayor who works with people not against them. A mayor who isn’t afraid to speak his opinion and stick to it. A mayor who brings transparency to all levels of city governance and engages the residents before big decisions are made.

There is a lot of work to be done. I believe Mike will go out into the community, sit down with the residents and business owners where they are. I believe he will work tirelessly for the city by tapping into the business, non-profit as well as residential communities and activating the invaluable human capital that makes Beverly so special.

I hope the voters of Beverly will join me in voting for Mike on Nov. 5.

Cara McCarthy Hutchins

Owner/founder of Communications, Ink