I am Kevin Beck, and I am a candidate for a seat on the Board of Selectmen. Why am I running? My platform is one about “leadership for a better way ahead,” with a foundation based on accountability and responsibility. I want to see Hull improve, and to do that we need a comprehensive strategic plan for the near, mid-, and far term.
I am a problem solver and decision maker. I led some of this country’s most elite forces into combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, and that experience provided me a foundation of service and sacrifice but, more importantly, responsibility and accountability for my decisions and actions.
The first responsibility of the Board of Selectmen is to the residents and businesses of this great community. We need to repair and maintain town property; we need to repave our roads; we need to protect our land mass from rising sea levels, and coastal storms. We need to take care of our seniors and provide them with a proper senior center and programs so that they may enjoy the later years of their lives. We need to repair and maintain our historical structures and sites, and we need to ensure that our businesses and restaurants are supported.
There is a lot more that needs to be done, and we need a short- and long-term plan to get it done.
Beck is a retired U.S. Navy lieutenant commander, having served for nearly 27 years before retiring in July 2010. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in the Delayed Entry Program in October 1983. Following graduation from Hull High School in 1984, he began a career as a naval cryptologist, serving and qualifying in submarines, surface ships, parachuting, and the U.S. Navy SEAL teams.
After his retirement from the Navy, he served as a senior global sales and marketing representative for the Boeing Co.
In June 2019, he returned to Hull, where he currently serves as the judge advocate for the Hull Veterans of Foreign Wars.