Dracut native Alison Genest is running for Selectman
Alison Genest, a political newcomer with deep roots in Dracut, is running for Selectman in the June 29th town election.
“I'm running for Selectman because I love Dracut,” said Genest. “Like so many of us, I was born and raised here and I care about our townspeople, our community and our future. I want to be sure Dracut is strong and successful for our children, our working families, our seniors – for all of us.”
As Selectman, Genest said she will work to keep Dracut affordable for everyone, strengthen planning and oversight, and support the town’s police officers and firefighters.
Genest has nearly 30 years of private-sector experience in financial services. Her career as a leadership and development professional includes extensive budgeting, management and oversight experience. Genest is a graduate of Dracut High School and the University of Lowell, where she earned a finance degree.
“This is an exciting time for Dracut,” Genest said. “We’re about to hire a town manager and we have the opportunity to move forward under new leadership. I want to put my experience and skills to use for Dracut and give back to the town I love.”
Genest said that, while looking to the future, it’s also important to continue honoring Dracut’s past, including the town’s strong agricultural heritage.
“Coming from a farming family, I have a deep respect for nature and I take our stewardship of the land very seriously. I care about preservation, conservation and making sure things are done the right way,” Genest said.
Genest promised to be a strong, independent and results-focused leader.
“As your Selectman, you can count on me to think for myself, to ask the important questions and to do the right thing for Dracut,” Genest said. “I respectfully ask for your vote on June 29.”