To the Editor,
When I moved to my neighborhood, impacted by airplanes flying into Hanscom Field, I got involved with the local citizens working to contain Massport’s expansion of the airport. It was then that I met Mike, who has quietly devoted both time and political savvy to this effort.
Mike served as the chairman of HFAC (Hanscom Field Advisory Commission), appointed by the Lexington Board of Selectmen to represent them. Behind the scenes he has met over the years with citizen activists and representatives from historical preservation groups who care about limiting the impacts of the airport on this area. His counsel was always wise and enhanced our efforts to be effective against the powerful state authority Massport. As our Senator, his deep understanding of the issues regarding airport expansion in our midst will be very helpful to our legislative delegation working on this at the state level.
Mike’s volunteer efforts regarding Hanscom have made very valuable contributions to our local communities. And they are an excellent example of the commitment and skills he would bring to all the issues concerning the 3rd Middlesex District.