City Councilor Jeremy Denlea has taken care of business early to get his name on the ballot for Attleboro's fall election. The Ward 5 representative became the first official candidate Friday when he returned his nomination papers to City Hall with the required number of signatures, which were certified by the Election's Department.
Denlea is seeking a second term as the Ward 5 councilor. In an email to Attleboro Patch, he wrote he was proud of contributing to several city government accomplishments during his first term.
"Working with the city administration and fellow councilors to help curtail overly enthusiastic parking enforcement officers and to approve bonds for a new animal shelter and a new AHS track and field facility are accomplishments that the city can be proud of," Denlea wrote.
Denlea ousted incumbent Duff White in the November 2011 election. He also faced former Councilor Jerry Chase two months earlier in the preliminary election. As of Friday, nobody has pulled papers to run against Denlea in this year's contest. Potential competitors have until the end of July to get their names on the ballot.
"As the Ward 5 Councilor, I am offered a rare opportunity to make tangible changes in the lives of the residents whom I represent," Denlea wrote. "I am honored to serve the residents of Ward 5 and ask them for their continued support."