Sears Changing Plans for Election Day, Won't Seek Re-Election

According to a report in the Lowell Sun, Selectman Doug Sears will now run for town moderator.

Doug Sears is considering a run for Town Moderator.
Doug Sears is considering a run for Town Moderator.
Doug Sears' name will still be on the ballot. It will just be in a different location than originally expected.

The Board of Selectmen member will not seek re-election to his current position, according to a report in the Lowell Sun. Instead, Sears is planning a run for Town Moderator, the newspaper reported.

"I've been there, done that, and I haven't been a moderator," Sears told the Lowell Sun. "There's a need that the town has, so that's what I'm going to do."

Click here for more information on Sears' decision to run for moderator.
Shelly February 09, 2014 at 08:47 AM
Rob you are all over the place, much like Doug. You said you would not ask me a question but proceeded to do so anyway. Your words, " you might want to chime in with a thank you". You said this to Mr. Callahan. Your words exactly. You like to say I am full of excuses to try and diminish my opinion towards your buddy Doug. It is not working and I have given a few reasons, and you have brushed over them. You and Doug have similar styles of communicating,and neither of you are right for selectman.
Rob R February 09, 2014 at 10:10 AM
I'm not concerned about hurt feelings from people who show no ability to acknowledge the good that someone does. I didn't vote for Scott but I'm not going to ignore the positive things he has done for this town. This town would benefit if more people acknowledged the good rather than act like it doesn't exist. Shelly, what's your point? I agree that's exactly what I wrote. Maybe you're diminishing yourself for not following along. Donna, I'm not including you in ignoring the good that has happened but disagree with you on your budget statement. I agree, no thank you is required for the entities involved who put forth a budget. It is their job. I just so happen to think our town is better off when good is also acknowledged. It's too easy to complain about everything while ignoring the good. That was the meaning for my, a thank you rather than an attack comment directed at someone not willing to accept his enemy had something to do with the positive response to an important issue directly impacting his department. Doug Sears and his fellow BOS are not perfect but they deserves credit where credit is do. If I'm ridiculous in thinking this, so be it......
Donna Marie Robitaille February 09, 2014 at 11:57 AM
Blue..Your fresh and should have your mouth washed out with soap. As for Bruce's ideas, I don't think he is running his campaign with your tone and people like you should be ignored but I am a candidate for Planning board so hear this. The idea to bring Biotech to this community is already something we have been doing. We are planning Board Friendly with our permit rules and approvals and we did this in recent years while waiting for better days in this horrible economy. Also we have built up an area designed to host large companies. We have created an environment of hotel and conference space available to them. I agree with candidate for Selectman Bruce to invite Biotech. Just as I want small business and light industry to have interest in the vacant storefronts buildings and property along Main Street. I Disagree with Bruce's idea to offer incentives. And speaking of the Ames Pond corridor.. Perhaps instead of a bad attitude, you could jump on board with that energy to give back the People of Tewksbury THEIR rights to AMES POND>
Patrick Shannon March 26, 2014 at 01:57 PM
Wow, Rob R sounds a lot like Doug. Doug knew he had no chance on re-election and chose to go the easy route. I am glad to see someone jump in and will be happy to finally see him gone.


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