Dear Residents of Ashland,

My name is Pam Mimms, and I am proud to say that I was born and raised in this wonderful town. I have now been a part of this community for over 60 years, and I have seen Ashland grow from a small town to a bustling community with over 18,000 residents.

My journey in Ashland started at Tiny Tot, where I attended kindergarten. It's interesting to note that the location of Tiny Tot is now the site of the new Dairy Queen, but the merry-go-round from my kindergarten days is still there, a reminder of cherished memories. During my time in school, I focused on the sciences as I knew from an early age that I wanted to pursue a career in the sciences in college. I was involved in various organizations, but my passion was track and field, which I excelled at and still enjoy running to this day. I even had the opportunity to run the Boston Marathon at a young age with my father, who was also a runner and an inspiration to me. I owe a lot to my exceptional track coaches in high school, Coach Cunis and Coach Hunt, for instilling in me a love for running and creating fond memories that I cherish to this day.

After graduating from Ashland High School, I pursued my passion for the sciences by attending pharmacy school and eventually law school. I graduated from Harvard with a concentration in science, and I am now practicing as a pharmacist in an executive role, with a focus on healthcare law. Following in my father's footsteps, who was a pharmacist and owned a small-town pharmacy in Massachusetts, I have combined my love for health and law in my career.

My work ethic was instilled in me at an early age when I started delivering newspapers at the age of 7, taking over the paper route from my older brother. I later worked part-time after school delivering papers as a papergirl. I also learned the importance of Christian and moral values from my family, as we were welcomed as members of the Ashland Federated Church in 1962. I cherish memories of my pastor, Reverend Avila, and the fun Church Picnics, Church Fairs, and Church Christmas Plays.

Apart from my educational and career pursuits, I have also been actively involved in local politics, inspired by my mother and brother, who both served on the Ashland Board of Health. Now, I am excited about the opportunity to serve our town as a member of the Select Board. I am vested in Ashland and committed to making a positive impact on our community.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and staying up-to-date with the happenings in Ashland. I believe that my background in the sciences, pharmacy, law, and my deep roots in Ashland make me well-suited to serve as a member of the Select Board.

I humbly ask for your support and your vote on Tuesday, May 16, 2023. Together, we can continue to make Ashland a great place to live, work, and raise a family.

Sincerely, Pam Mimms

Your Vote Today Will Change Our Tomorrow
credit: Rev. Jeffrey Cox

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