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Wayne C. Page of 90 Old Common Road has announced his candidacy for re-election to the Auburn School Committee.
Page is currently Chairman of the Council on Aging in addition to his involvement with several other committees including the School Building Community Outreach, Zoning Board of Appeals, Highway Department, Purple Heart Committee and the Auburn Veterans Memorial Corridor.
He has lived in Auburn for over 30 years and is father to three daughters, one of which recently passed away but according to Page, "is still in my heart and always will be."
"I am running unopposed this time, but I just want to let the people know that I will continue to do the best I can for the education of our students in the Town of Auburn and to work with the town as a whole between the municipalities and the schools," Page said.
According to Page, the the reason he is seeking re-election is because he felt he was "making a difference" in the community and would like to continue.
Page is currently seeking to improve funding for the Auburn Public School's Special Education Department.
"We need to work more to go after legislation in the senate to give us money for all those programs that they mandate us to do," he said.
Page also anticipates tough decisions will need to be made regarding the proposed new Auburn Middle School building project and renovations at Bay Path Vocational High School.
"I don't really know how our residents are going to be able to afford both. In my opinion, I hope that people will look into the inner part of our town and ask the Middle School to be the number one - because it is in our town and it is for our children," Page said.
"It just excites me to put my foot forward and help out the Town of Auburn and I feel I've always done that," he said.
Page would also like to clarify he will not be accepting any donations at this time.