Sharon based attorney and business owner
for Sharon Selectman
Eight years service on the Sharon School Committee
Proven commitment as a public servant to open, thoughtful and fair decision-making
My name is Emily Smith-Lee, and I am asking for your support for election to the Sharon Board of Selectmen at the town election on May 15, 2018 at Sharon High School.
My family moved to Sharon 17 years ago, like many of us, for the schools. Both of my children went through the Sharon Public Schools, and we remain grateful to live here.
Our commitment to education was not the only thing we fell in love with about this community: the longstanding commitment to conservation, the incredible diversity of our town, and the generosity of spirit and open-mindedness of many people we have had the pleasure to know are just a few of the others.
I have served for eight years as on Sharon School Committee, and held each of the officer positions from Secretary to Chair. I served as Chair of the Negotiations Committee, and helped negotiate the two most recent contracts with the Sharon Teachers' Association. I have also learned a great deal about the needs and operations of the schools and also the Town through service on town-wide committees like Capital Outlay.
Professionally, I have been a practicing employment lawyer for 21, and have owned a law practice here in Sharon for the last nine years as the owner of a law practice here in Sharon.
In my years on the School Committee, I have proven myself as a public servant committed to open, thoughtful and fair decision-making. I am running for the office of Selectman because I believe those qualities are every bit as important in town government as they are for the School Committee, and because I believe that now, more than ever, we need strong town leadership to ensure financial sustainability of the Town without compromising the things we value as a community: diversity, education, and environmental sustainability, with full buy-in from, and transparency to, the entire community.