Another candidate for the Board of Selectman has dropped out of the race. Joe Hubley has opted to withdraw his name. But he’s still weighing in on the election by endorsing two candidates.
The endorsement may carry weight with some residents. Hubley is a former Southborough firefighter and current Chair of the Historical Commission.
Hubley’s open letter says after speaking with some of the other candidates, he endorses Selectman Dan Kolenda (running for re-election) and John Wood.
Also still in the running are three other candidates. The updated list running for the two seats is now:
- Lisa Braccio – Chair of the Open Space Preservation Commission
- Dan Kolenda – Incumbent selectman (and former Chair), member of the Northborough-Southborough Regional School Committee
- David Parry – Former Selectman
- Sam Stivers – Advisory Committee member, former Chair of Zoning Board of Appeals
- John Wood – Advisory Committee member (and former Chair), designated member of Public Safety Study Committee
(Those are just the positions I know about. Some of them may have served on additional boards/committees in the past.)
The original roster also included Planning Board member Jesse Stein who withdrew shortly after the filing deadline.
In his letter Hubley thanked everyone who supported him. Here is his full statement:
Today, I withdraw my name as a candidate for Selectman. I’ve given this decision careful thought. After speaking with some of the candidates, I feel confident they will work with the town’s best interests in mind.
Therefore, I fully support and endorse John Wood and Daniel Kolenda as Selectmen. I want to thank everyone who encouraged my candidacy, signed my nomination papers, and provided advice and support.
I’m confident our next Selectmen will work hard to face any upcoming challenges in our town government.
Joseph E. Hubley