Note: In the days leading up to Election Day the Ledyard Patch will run short profiles of all town candidates for council and board of education, along with their responses to three questions that we asked. Election Day is Nov. 8.
Name: Mary McGrattan
Education: Registered Nurse
Work Experience: Coordinator – Faith Community Nursing - Lawrence & Memorial Hospital
Civic/Political Experience: Mayor of Ledyard (2 terms), State Representative (5 terms), Town Council (5 terms).
Family: Married to Bob Walsh, 6 children and 3 step-children, and 20 grandchildren
1. Why are you running for this office?
I enjoy being part of town government. With my past service in state and local government, I am knowledgeable in what works and what doesn’t and have a lot of experience in compromise and resolving issues.
2. What do you believe is the greatest challenge Ledyard faces today, and what would you do to meet this challenge?
The greatest challenge facing Ledyard is the conflict resolution between the two branches of town government. Once that is resolved, reasonable people can conduct good government.
3. How would you rate the performance of the current council overall, and what, if anything, would you do differently?
The current Council put partisan politics aside and did what was best for the town.