BURRILLVILLE – In her bid for a seat on the Burrillville Town Council, Stacey Slekis emphasized the need to put people – and individual candidates and their beliefs – before political affiliation.
“Throughout my campaign, it has resonated how heavily divided our town has become by party affiliation,” Slekis said. “Our local social media outlets have been evident of this, with ‘them vs us’ posts and bashing candidates from each party based solely on party affiliation.”
Slekis noted that she’s met with a few residents who stand for the opposite party.
“Interestingly, through our conversations, we found that there were far more areas that we agreed upon than ones that divide us,” she said. “Regardless of party, as residents of Burrillville, we all want our town to be fiscally responsible, support our schools and police, fund our departments adequately, improve our roads, have reasonable taxes, and maintain our town’s rural character.”
“Personally, I don’t care how many Democrats or Republicans make up our town council,” Slekis said. “I care about having individuals that make every decision that’s in the best interest of all residents, a council that is transparent and listens to residents concerns (and) a council that does not make biased decisions based on personal beliefs.”
“If elected, I will always treat all residents with respect, build healthy relationships, listen, and vote with all residents at the forefront of every decision,” she said.
Slekis thanked those who have already cast a ballot for her during early voting.
“I am truly humbled by the overwhelming support of our residents,” she said.