Amy Ritterbusch - Candidate Statement for Select Board - 2020 Election

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My name is Amy Ritterbusch and I am running in a contested race for a seat on the Hopkinton
Select Board. I am a hard worker, I do my research and I have a long history of involvement
with the town and schools. This is a critical time for Hopkinton due to the rapid growth and
development we continue to experience, as well as the new issues facing the town now due to
COVID-19. I don’t have all the answers, but I believe it is important to have Select Board
members with diverse backgrounds that better reflect the priorities of the town population as a
whole. During the campaign process I am reaching out to residents from all parts of town,
lifelong residents and newcomers.

My husband Tim and I have lived in Hopkinton for 16 years. We own a modest 140-year old
home in the center of Hopkinton and enjoy walking in the downtown area as well as on the
trails. We have three children, a 9th Grader who walks to school and two HHS grads (2018 &
2020). I have a BA from UMass Amherst and currently work as a Software & Web Analyst for
the Wellesley Public School district. I have held many volunteer roles in town over the years. At
the moment I am serving on the Planning Board, as the Chair of the Growth Study Committee
and the Chair of the Hopkinton Center Historic District Commission. I am a founding member of
eHop and have served as an eHop board member since 2007. I also volunteer regularly with
Girl Scout Troop 65040.

It is important to have Select Board members who are knowledgeable, informed and actively
engaged with the issues and the residents. My communications background, technical and
research skills will be a good complement to the skill sets of the other board members. I work
hard to stay on top of the issues in town and I will bring some balance and fresh perspective to
the Select Board. I respectfully ask for your vote – please stay safe and cast your absentee
ballot by Monday, June 29.

For more information please contact me directly:
Cell/Text 508-904-1206
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