Bacci, fellow incumbent Karen Gately Herrick and challenger Melissa Lee Murphy are running for 2 open seats in Tuesday's election.
The offices on the ballot for this election are: Moderator, Select Board, Board of Library Trustees, Municipal Light Board, School Committee and Town Meeting Members.
A sample ballot is available online.
Here is some more information about the upcoming election.
Patch is profiling some of the candidates. Here, we learn more about Carlo Bacci, an incumbent who is running against fellow incumbent Karen Gately Herrick and challenger Melissa Lee Murphy for two open seats on the Select Board. Each term in the board is for three years.
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Graduated Northeastern University in 1989
Pursuing a career as a business broker. My wife Erin has taken over our chocolate factory, CB Stuffer, in Swampscott that we own together.
Why are you seeking elective office?
As a small business owner for over 30 years, I am able to bring a unique perspective to the board.
Previous or current elected or appointed office
Select Board (finishing up first term), I have served on Town Meeting since 2019, serving as secretary in 2020, and am currently the chair of the Symonds Way Exploratory Committee.
Describe the issues that define your campaign platform
I am committed to spending our tax dollars wisely and distinguish wants verses needs. We have a lot to move forward in the coming year: The Killam School project, a Senior/Community Center, water and sewer infrastructure, continuing to manage our downtown parking, working with RMLD, supporting volunteer boards in their efforts, moving forward with the Birch Meadow Sports Complex, getting dedicated pickleball courts ASAP, making sure we manage our capital projects responsibly, supporting our town manager's goals and providing support to our town staff.
I believe that an elected official should always put residents' needs first and not have any personal agendas. I want every vote to be 5-0, but there are times that we do not agree and that is fine if we respect our fellow board members and listen. I take my vote very seriously and make each vote matter for the short and long term. I am always thinking years ahead and what's in front of me.
Our decisions on the board have implications and may adversely affect residents and businesses in a negative way. I want to manage our water and sewer rates and continue to support the senior tax circuit breaker. I want to avoid any future overrides and manage our money in a responsible manner.
The Senior/Community Center is a hot topic and I fully support a financially viable and acceptablesolution.
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds helped a great deal of organizations in our town and schools. We have been very fortunate to receive many grants this past year and I applaud our town manager and staff for working diligently to do so.
What are the critical differences between you and the other candidates seeking this post?
As a board, we are going to consider a new tiered water rate system. We have had some initial discussions, and so far, my fellow incumbent who is running seems to be leaning toward a new tiered system. I, on the other hand, want to make sure that we take a look at the impact to all residents and to make it equitable and fair.
If you are an incumbent, how long have you served in this position and what are your major accomplishments while in office?My term (which began in 2020) started with a COVID shutdown, our first ever recall election, the hiring of our third Town Manger and everything in between.What else would you like voters to know about yourself and your positions?
I want to re-earn your vote on April 4. Please visit Carlo4SelectBoard.com for more information and I look forward to representing you for another term.