My name is Joseph Ready and I am excited to announce my candidacy for the Chelmsford Board of Selectman. I was born and raised in Chelmsford, purchased the house my grandfather built and feel fortunate that I am raising my family in this great town. I am the proud owner of Ready Real Estate in North Chelmsford, which has afforded me the opportunity to participate and be actively involved in the Town of Chelmsford. I have been a Town Meeting Representative for three different precincts over the past decade and have enjoyed serving our town. I’ve served as a member of the Economic Development Commission to help bring more business to Chelmsford. I am an active volunteer and member of both the Chelmsford Rotary Club and Chelmsford Businessman’s Association.
I am running because I would like to offer the voters a choice in this upcoming election. I would like to bring forward positive leadership, accountability and transparency to the position. I would like to be a strong advocate and provide a voice for people in Chelmsford that have questions or concerns about the policies, direction or operations of the town. Chelmsford is one of the best communities in the state and I look forward to working with the current board of Selectman and the manager to continue its success.
I learned at a young age how important volunteerism is. My parents Donna & Dennis Ready and Uncle Bernard Ready have been great mentors that have always encouraged me to give back to the community. They fostered in me an importance of history and preserving Chelmsford’s great past. It’s this rich history that gives Chelmsford the character and charm that attracts so many residents. My goal is to preserve Chelmsford’s historic past and add to the future in a way that keeps Chelmsford, Chelmsford. I have some big shoes to fill and I would like to thank Jim Lane for his outstanding service to the town. I am up for the challenge and hope the Town of Chelmsford voters will give me the opportunity to serve them and help continue to achieve goals to better Chelmsford.
I respectfully ask for your vote on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.