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Bedford Businessman Rick Butterfield To Seek Republican Nomination For Bedford Mayor

Last updated on Monday, December 10, 2018

(BEDFORD) - Local businessman Rick Butterfield, owner and operator of Butters Incorporated, is announcing his intent to seek the Republican nomination for mayor of Bedford in the upcoming primary election.

Butterfield believes transparency is vital to whoever is elected to office.


"I emphasize transparency," Butterfield said in a press release announcing his candidacy. "My business relies on maintaining the appreciation and trust of my customers. As a small business owner, it is critical to complete your tasks while operating within a given budget. I feel the city of Bedford should be operated in a similar fashion. The people of Bedford deserve transparent communication between the city officials and its constituents. The faces of elected positions in Bedford rarely change, and the voters have a chance to change this reputation in the upcoming mayoral and city council elections.

"My primary goal is to serve the people of Bedford. The city has had a closed door policy for too long. I feel that the people of Bedford need to be heard and their needs within our community be understood. My next goals would be to look into the infrastructure and the local economy. All three are vital components to keep our city running and to put our community in prime position for sustainable growth, while maintaining support for our local small and large businesses.

"I've learned a lot from my previous mayoral campaign and received a great deal of knowledge that is needed for the job through various state officials. This upcoming election has the potential to be a pivotal moment for the future of our city."

Rick has been a local business owner for more than 25 years. He was born and raised in Bedford. He married his wife Elizabeth in August of 1986. They have lived on Washington Avenue for 32 years and raised two children, Nicholas and Katie (who passed away in April 2014). Rick's parents are Jack and Marie Butterfield of Bedford, and he has two brothers, Steve Butterfield of Oolitic and Dr. Mike Butterfield of Orleans. Rick has been a member of the FOP Lodge 94 since 1994 and Bedford Boat Club since 1989. He is a member of the National Rifle Association and an amateur radio operator (call sign: KC9LZR)

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