Wednesday marks the first day locals interested in running for public office in the City of Haverhill can take out nomination papers and the man city councilors have long dubbed the honorary 10th member of the City Council plans to seek a spot on the ballot.
Goodale Avenue’s Kenneth E. Quimby told WHAV Open Mic Show cohosts Bill Macek and Ralph Basiliere on Monday night’s show that he intends to vie for one of the nine open seats this November.
A personal care assistant who works on the North Shore, Quimby told Macek and Basiliere he already has his platform ready. “I’m going to be redundant, but with public safety—police and fire—we need it. Senior housing is still a crying need,” Quimby said.
As WHAV previously reported, Quimby, a former city councilor, is set to face off against newcomers Douglas Edison, Nicholas Golden and Joseph Sherlock, all of whom announced their intention to run over the last several months.
Candidates must submit 50 certified signatures, verified by the city Board of Registrars of Voters, to go on the ballot.