Large Crowd Turns out for Buzzy Barton

October 11, 2011
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Robert Mullins, campaign manager Claire Cavanagh, Kay Mcmanus, and councilor-at-large candidate Buzzy Barton are shown at the campaign reception last thursday night at Franco-American Hall.

A large crowd attended a campaign fundraiser for Buzzy Barton, candidate for Lynn city councilor-at-large, Thursday night at Franco-American Hall.

Barton, making his first bid for office, topped a field of ten candidates in the preliminary election. Eight candidates advanced to the November 8 final election, vying for four seats.

Robert Mullins introduced Barton at the campaign reception, saying, “I’d like to thank everybody for coming this evening. It’s a great turnout and a good tribute to Buzzy. We really thank everybody for their participation. There’s been a lot of work but we have a lot of work in front of us.”

Barton received a warm and enthusiastic ovation from his supporters.

“First of all I want to thank everyone for coming,” said Barton. “We did a great job in the primary. We topped the ticket and it was a great feeling. There are only 33 days left to the finals. Come to my headquarters and give me some time. I plan on knocking on a lot of doors passing out leaflets but I can’t do it alone. I need help. Thank you again. Have a good time tonight and get ready to work tomorrow.”

  • Mary

    This must be the 4th time that the Lynn Journal has highlighted Buzzy Barton without even mentioning his strengths or reasons he would be a good councilor for Lynn.  Why aren’t all the candidates – both School Committee and Councilor being interviewed and discussed?   All the candidates had fundraisers and great turnouts throughout the political season with Rick Starbard and Paul Crowley having a time this week.  

    The councilor debate at Ford School on 10/24 will be an excellent time to hear what each candidate has to bring to the city and enable voters to evaluate the best 4 councilor at large choices.  The School Committee candidates will be debating next Monday at the Ford School.  I would hope the goal of the Lynn Journal is to help people make intelligent choices that are in the best interest of all Lynn.

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