PARIS – Ray Glover has announced his bid to run for re-election to the Board of Selectmen.

Glover said he wants to ensure that the best interests of the people of Paris are being upheld, according to a news release issued by Glover.

“I am running for re-election because of all the issues and turmoil surrounding the Paris Board of selectmen,” Glover said in the statement. “I believe I am the voice of reason and direction for the board. I want to stay on the board to guide the town for the best interest of the citizens.”

Paris voters will go to the polls June 10 to choose candidates to fill two available positions on the five-member board.

Glover has more than 40 years of public service experience. He has been manager of the NoPar/Rainbow Federal Credit Union for 35 years.

Glover also spent years volunteering for civic and charitable and government organizations, including the Norway-Paris Lions Club, the Paris Planning Board and the Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments’ executive committee. He has been the treasurer of the Oxford County Municipal Officers for 10 years and a trustee of the Paris Public Library for 20 years.

He is a member of the Stephens Community Healthcare Foundation and previously served on the Route 26 Planning Committee. Glover has also served on the Maine Department of Transportation Capital Improvement Planning Committee and on a state Education Department finance committee.

“My record of the last 15 years speaks for itself on how I act on the Board of Selectmen regarding town issues,” Glover said.

He is a graduate of Paris High School, holds a degree in chemistry from the University of Maine at Orono, and a certificate in management from the University of Maine System.

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