Andrew McInnis, a Braintree resident with experience in the technology sector, has declared his intent to run a write-in campaign for School Committee.
"I am hoping to improve upon the great foundation that has already been laid by the current school committee members," McInnis said in an email. "The sense of community that you feel when walking your neighborhood, attending the Farmers Market, or supporting BHS teams is just incredible.
"Because of this great sense of community I wish contribute to one of the most important groups that Braintree has to offer."
McInnis and his wife Kara, a lifelong Braintree resident, have lived together in the town for five years. McInnis said his wife always spoke glowingly about Braintree and that he has come to agree completely.
"I look forward to getting out and meeting members of the community and the teachers in our schools and learn about their issues or ideas for improvements in our great schools," McInnis said.
McInnis is one of several residents who have expressed interest in running a write-in campaign for the empty, four-year seat on the School Committee ballot. There are three open seats and only two nominated candidates, incumbent David Ringius, Jr. and Cyril Chafe.
McInnis has worked for Verizon and Cisco. He said that working for those companies provided him experience working with a team, and working in technology, ideal characteristics for representing students and parents on the committee.
"I feel that my fresh perspective on issues such as incorporating technology such as wireless access in schools, space concerns for our classrooms, and maintaining the high level of education that has made Braintree such a sought after destination for families," he said.