Submitted by Sarah Blackman
I’m honored to support Margot Fleischman for the Town of Bedford Select Board.
When my family moved to Bedford, we didn’t know a soul here. A neighbor encouraged me to contact Margot. My then middle schooler and I met with Margot at Starbucks to talk about Bedford and ask a specific question about how to start a project in support of the Middlesex Community College Food Pantry. Margot was so knowledgeable and generous with her time. She connected us to MCC and set up an email introduction with the Bedford Police Department to help store donations. She offered creative suggestions about a random small project idea we brought to her and it was because of her that it succeeded.
A few years later, it makes perfect sense now why Margot was so eager and able to help. She enjoys helping residents however she can. She dedicated the past 15 years of her life to working for the betterment of Bedford. She has said these words to many of us: “I’m checking on this and will let you know what I find out.” We’re in a moment in time when it’s imperative that our town leaders have the experience necessary to help residents however they can. Margot with her many years here and established relationships across town committees is helping to steer Bedford through this unprecedented public health crisis.
If you’re new to town and don’t know a soul, I recommend you (1) vote for Margot, and (2) reach out to her. She’ll help you get informed and involved, and she will even patiently answer every single one of your questions about what the annual town meeting is all about.