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January 12, 2016 -Linda Bond to run for Barnstable County Commission

South Yarmouth resident Linda A. Bond has officially announced her campaign for Barnstable County Commissioner. Bond, who is a Republican, owns a home cleaning business on the Mid Cape.

A self-proclaimed blue collar worker, Bond promises to be a "voice for the people", according to a campaign kick-off release. She has lived on the Cape for more than 10 years and has a resume that includes experience in the hospitality industry, business and education. Bond was even a professional ice skater, according to her website.

Two of three seats on the commission are open for election in November. Democrat Mary Pat Flynn (D-Falmouth) will likely run for re-election. Democrat Shelia Lyons (D-Wellfleet), who is also the chair of the Barnstable County Commission, will not run for re-election. Instead, Lyons and several other Democrats have set their sights on the Cape & Islands State Senate seat being vacated by Senator Dan Wolf.

Fellow Republican Leo Cakounes (R-Harwich), whose term began in 2015, will remain in office until 2019.

Over the next two months, Bond will appear at the Harwich Republican Town Committee meeting on January 21, the Orleans Republican Town Committee meeting on February 1 and the Brewster Republican Town Committee meeting on February 9.

Learn more about the Barnstable County Commission here. 

January 3, 2016 - Campaign Kickoff Press Release

BOND, Linda A Bond – Candidate for Barnstable County Commissioner
January 3, 2016

Linda A Bond of South Yarmouth formally announces her candidacy for a seat on the Barnstable County Commission.   The Barnstable County Commission consists of three commissioner seats and Linda notes that there are two seats with terms expiring at the end of 2016.   Linda has decided to run for one of these open seats and states that she will be a tireless worker regarding the issues unique to Cape Cod and vows to be “A Voice for the People” of Barnstable County.
Born in Newton Massachusetts, Ms Bond married and settled in Ashland Massachusetts where she raised her twin boys.   Linda also earned an Early Development Degree and was the Owner-Operator of her full time day care in her home for seven years.

Linda brings to the table a blue-collar work ethic and the common sense values that have guided her through her adult life as she worked various Management positions in the food and beverage industry.
Today, the Yarmouth republican runs a successful home cleaning service in the mid-Cape area which is yet another example of her strong work ethic.   Having lived on Cape Cod a little over ten years now, Linda A Bond is dedicated to the people who live and work on the Cape and understands the uniqueness that is Cape Cod.

Elect Linda A Bond for Barnstable County Commissioner and you will get a tireless fighter for the people of Barnstable County on Cape Cod.
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BOND, Linda A Bond – Candidate for Barnstable County Commissioner

December 26, 2015 - Cape Cod Times

​​Early interest in Barnstable County Commission seats - 3 candidates already lined up for 2 open spots
By Sam Mintz - Posted Dec. 26, 2015 at 2:00 AM - Updated at 6:59 AM 

BARNSTABLE — With two seats on the Barnstable County Commission up for grabs in November, several potential candidates are lining up.

Two of the three commissioners are up for re-election in 2016, but only one is considering another run. Democrat Mary Pat Flynn said it is "very likely" she will run, while Sheila Lyons has decided to go after a state Senate seat instead. Republican Leo Cakounes’ term lasts until 2018.

Cakounes also is considering a run for the Senate seat now held by Harwich Democrat Daniel Wolf, who has announced he will not seek re-election, but said Wednesday he is leaning toward finishing his term as county commissioner instead.

“I’ve just been recently elected to Barnstable County government, and I feel there’s a real need for me there," he said. "The people who elected me would like to see me finish what I have started, and running for Senate would not allow me that time.”

Cakounes also said part of the reason he probably will not run is that he likes Republican Senate candidate James Crocker. “I think Jim Crocker would fulfill a lot of the things I would like to do as a senator,” he said.

So far, two Republicans and an independent candidate have announced their candidacies for the two contestable county commission seats.

“I’m in like Glynn,” said Joe Glynn, 52, a Yarmouth Republican. Glynn, an Army veteran and former Boston firefighter, ran unsuccessfully for three local offices in Yarmouth in May. But he says he is a known political figure in town and across the Cape.

“I know the players, and I think I bring leadership to the table,” Glynn said. “We don’t just need leaders, we need leaders with compasses. Even when they take a step forward, they’re going in the wrong direction.”

Glynn said that while he has some conservative views, he will be running as an independent.

Republican Ron Beaty, who considered a run for state Senate, announced Monday that he would instead be running for county commissioner. “The main focus of my candidacy will be to restore open, transparent, accountable and fiscally responsible regional government to Cape Cod and Barnstable County,” Beaty wrote in a statement.

Beaty said he would make a formal public announcement Jan. 4.

Linda Bond, 47, a Yarmouth Republican, also plans to run for a county commission seat and will officially announce her candidacy in early January, she said Thursday.

"I want to preserve all the great parts of the Cape," said Bond, the fiancée of Yarmouth Republican Town Committee Chairman Rick Gleason. "We have many issues here that are affecting everybody, and I’d love to be able to get into a position where I can address them."

Bond said her main strength is management, having run several restaurants and a day-care center during her career.

BOND, Linda A Bond – Candidate for Barnstable County Commissioner