JONATHAN ANDERSON

For Scarborough Town Council

Moving Forward Together

Why am I running for Town Council?
My family moved from the Washington DC Area to my wife's home state of Maine in October 2016.  We wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, and raise our young children (now 5 and 7) in a place that has a greater sense of community.  We immediately fell in love with Scarborough!  Great schools, beautiful beaches, easy access to Portland, and friendly people.  However, since leaving my job in the federal government, I have missed public service and want to find a way to give back to my community.  We have so many opportunities to "move forward together" and make our Scarborough community even more amazing, and I have the background and experience to work with you to make that happen.  
What areas am I interested in "Moving Forward Together"?

"Moving Forward Together"

There are both near and long-term opportunities I'm excited to partner with the community to build a better, vibrant, and more inclusive Scarborough! 

COVID-19 Recovery

  • Protect the health and well-being of our residents

  • Help families navigate hybrid/virtual education

  • Guide local business so they can thrive again

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Smart Growth

  • A place to move, raise your family and retire comfortably

  • Establish clear growth priorities and an actionable roadmap of our Comprehensive Plan 

  • Fund our schools to complement our growth & maintain quality education

  • Preserve our environment to maintain our natural habitats

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Financial Sustainability

  • Link performance measures to the budget and monitor outcomes

  • Enhance the budget process

  • Re-baseline the budget and find savings to support investments

  • Reduce our debt

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Town Culture

  • A town that celebrates & embraces diversity

  • Be a town that truly values community and supporting each other, even when we disagree

  • Serve as an example community for civil dialogue

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Why should you vote for me?

Experience.

Character.     

Results.

Professional Experience

Government Budgeting - Financial Management - Strategic Planning & Execution - Performance Management & Measurement - Program & Project Management - Marketing Operations

Beliefs and Values

A good public servant listens to the citizens
Accountability creates good government
Embracing the towns diversity is necessary to get the best outcome for everyone
Empathy and kindness go a long way






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