Our View: Emily Mitchell For Town Clerk

Opinion

Harwich voters will go to the polls on May 17 to select a new town clerk. Jannell Brown, Shelagh Delaney and Emily Mitchell are vying for the job. Each of the candidates has experience in town government and is capable of performing the tasks of town clerk. However, in our view, one candidate stands out as the person who would be the exemplary keeper of the records for the town: current Council On Aging Director Emily Mitchell.

Mitchell, 28, is young and could serve the town well into the future, and longevity has its advantages for a town clerk. Former town clerk Anita Doucette, who served for 30 years, validated the value of longevity. Mitchell is the only candidate who has served as a Harwich department head and has done a great job as the council on aging director. Mitchell has emphasized her love of local government and town history, and the opportunity to serve as its curator has driven her to run for town clerk. We endorse Emily Mitchell for the position.

Harwich voters will go to the polls on May 17 to select a new town clerk. Jannell Brown, Shelagh Delaney and Emily Mitchell are vying for the job. Each of the candidates has experience in town government and is capable of performing the tasks of town clerk. However, in our view, one candidate stands out as the person who would be the exemplary keeper of the records for the town: current Council On Aging Director Emily Mitchell.Mitchell, 28, is young and could serve the town well into the future, and longevity has its advantages for a town clerk. Former town clerk Anita Doucette, who served for 30 years, validated the value of longevity. Mitchell is the only candidate who has served as a Harwich department head and has done a great job as the council on aging director. Mitchell has emphasized her love of local government and town history, and the opportunity to serve as its curator has driven her to run for town clerk. We endorse Emily Mitchell for the position.