WESTFORD — WestfordCAT reached out to each candidate running in the Annual Town Election. Candidates were given the same exact questions and were encouraged to answer them how they saw fit.
Maeghan Hughes is running for one of two open seats on the Board of Health.
Experience and Education
Hughes has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
Hughes works as a nurse at the Lowell Community Health Center and Chelmsford Public Schools.
“I spent my teen years living in a developing country and so have seen firsthand how important public health is to a thriving individual and community. I have served at Harbor of Hope Christian Church in North Chelmsford as the Director of Outreach since March of 2020,” she told WestfordCAT in an email.
Past/Present Municipal Experience
Volunteer Participation/Community Involvement
Hughes has previously volunteered with the Westford Parent Teacher’s Association.
What should voters know about you?
“I have been wanting to get more involved in public health and would be honored to serve my community in advocating for and maintaining the health of our town,” she said.
She continued, “the small things we do as individuals can have a global impact. My family moved here in 2015 and my 3 children are in Westford’s public schools. I am invested in the town of Westford and the health of the ones I love most are directly impacted by the success of our community’s health.”
Why do you believe voters should choose you?
“I am entering into the opportunity of serving my community with an open mind,” she said. “My desire is to advocate for what are the current needs of Westford and to support the Health Department as they continue daily to work to achieve the highest level of wellness for all Westford residents.”
She continued,”the issues that I am personally passionate about are health education, equal access to health care and more. I will continue to learn the needs and issues that are current public health issues in our hometown and I will do my best to advocate for a safer and healthier community for every individual and family.”
If (re)elected, what impact do you hope to make?
“My hope is that by serving on the Board of Health I can advocate to maintain and further the health of our town and its individual members by utilizing my experience and passion for public health and fulfill the purpose of the Westford Board of Health with the other members of the board,” she said.
Candidates were offered the opportunity to record a two to five minute Candidate’s Minute with WestfordCAT. Hughes did not record a Candidate’s Minute.