LEOMINSTER — City Councilor-At-Large Thomas” Frank” Ardinger is among the five candidates running for four at-large seats on the City Council during the 2023 municipal elections and one of the four going for reelection.
City Council candidates running for at-large seats have answered a short questionnaire in order to provide important details about each before voters cast their ballots next Tuesday. This is the second Q&A in this series.
The 2023 municipal election polling locations are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 7, 2023. To find your polling locations go to sec.state.ma.us/WhereDoIVoteMA.
Leominster City Councilor-At-Large candidate questionnaire:
Model Trains. Riding historic trains. Camping
Last book read
“Johnny Appleseed: The Man Behind the Folklore” by Mark Bonanza
Favorite spot in the city
What are some of your experiences and/or accomplishments that voters should know about?
I am married, have five children and eight grandchildren. I served eight years in the U.S. Navy and was a Nuclear Reactor Operator aboard a Fast Attack Submarine. I am active in a number of Veterans organizations and was recognized as Leominster’s Veteran of the Year. I volunteered in the Boy Scout of America program for 35 years and received the highest award granted by a local Boy Scout Council. I’m currently involved with the Leominster Rotary Club. I ran for City Council because I wanted to give back to a city that I fell in love with in 1974.
What are some of the goals you would pursue if elected/reelected as a city councilor-at-large?
If Re-Elected, I will work with the mayor and other Council members to maintain the strong fiscal status of Leominster. I will also advocate with our legislators to get an increase in school funding and road funding.