A large crowd attended a campaign fundraiser for Buzzy Barton, candidate for Lynn city councilor-at-large, Thursday night at Franco-American Hall.
Barton, making his first bid for office, topped a field of ten candidates in the preliminary election. Eight candidates advanced to the November 8 final election, vying for four seats.
Robert Mullins introduced Barton at the campaign reception, saying, “I’d like to thank everybody for coming this evening. It’s a great turnout and a good tribute to Buzzy. We really thank everybody for their participation. There’s been a lot of work but we have a lot of work in front of us.”
Barton received a warm and enthusiastic ovation from his supporters.
“First of all I want to thank everyone for coming,” said Barton. “We did a great job in the primary. We topped the ticket and it was a great feeling. There are only 33 days left to the finals. Come to my headquarters and give me some time. I plan on knocking on a lot of doors passing out leaflets but I can’t do it alone. I need help. Thank you again. Have a good time tonight and get ready to work tomorrow.”