(If you are running for any office in Peabody in 2013, please send us your statement, and we will post it here as written by you. Greg Bunn will face off in a Republican primary for state rep on March 5th against Leah Cole, with the winner going on to the final election ballot on April 2.)
Greg Bunn today officially announced his intention to run for State Representative in the upcoming special election for the 12thEssex district. Greg and a team of volunteers collected over 500 signatures, more than tripling the state requirement to appear on the ballot. The 12th Essex represents Peabody Wards 1-4, and Ward 5 Precincts 1 and 3.
A Peabody resident, Bunn has worked in public service for over 15 years. Currently, he is the manager of the North Shore Career Centers of Lynn, Salem and Gloucester. Bunn also heads up the Business Services Unit for the centers, providing staffing and financial solutions for employers. In 2012, his offices helped more than 5,000 job seekers find employment and provided assistance to over 550 North Shore companies.
“I am running to foster a more competitive environment for businesses both large and small to get the nearly 1,700 Peabody residents currently out of work back on their feet,” Bunn says. “By providing individuals the opportunity to work, we strengthen families and create healthier, safer communities.”
With his skill in workforce development, Bunn’s primary focus will be bringing businesses to Peabody and increasing job opportunities for its residents. He aims to collaborate with public officials and promote legislation designed to support those dealing with long-term unemployment in their efforts to find work.
Bunn also wants to make sure that the Commonwealth is spending its revenue as efficiently as possible before increasing the burden on taxpayers and focusing on putting the people of Massachussetts back to work.
“It is essential that our state’s leaders direct taxpayer dollars in the most effective and efficient ways before taking more hard earned money from Peabody’s working families.”
Bunn said, above all, he is committed to being independent.
“Peabody is great because of our refusal to conform to any formula. We are independent – and that is how I will represent our city.”