Gardner announces run for third term on board

Former Commission President David Gray to announce his bid Monday
Sherry Greenfield
The questions, assumptions and predictions are over — Commissioner Jan H. Gardner (D) announced Wednesday she will run for re-election. Standing on the steps of Winchester Hall with her husband, Gardner, 49, thrilled the crowd when she announced her intentions. "...I am hopeful the electorate will create a bit of change, will choose a board of commissioners that will be kinder and gentler, a board that will be more responsive to citizen input and the desires of the community,” Gardner said. ‘‘I believe the community needs experienced leadership, caring leadership, a voice of reason, balance, progressive thinking. I think we need to empower people to do good things. So I have decided to run for re-election.”