Town elections are on Monday, and in addition to touting their qualifications, the two candidates for selectmen — incumbent Sal Giorlandino and challenger John Rooney — are touting their endorsements. Here’s what supporters have to say about the candidates.
Endorsements for Sal Giorlandino
“His qualifications for the position are at the highest level of professional and ethical standards. I have confidence that he will continue to maintain these levels with the departments, managers and town people and prepare to meet the uncertainties of the future.” —Patrice Kline, Administrative Assistant, Southborough Assessor’s Office
“I found him to be a man of integrity and substance. I believe that every decision he makes is with the Town’s best interest at heart. I think he’s a good man, with a good soul and an asset to the Town of Southborough.” —Jane Survell, Administrative Assistant, Southborough Zoning Department
“I find Sal to be an honest, fair and thoughtful man. I have the utmost respect for Sal. He is someone I enjoy working with very much and has my support and endorsement for reelection.” —Captain Joe Hubley, Southborough Fire Department
“I am supporting Sal because I feel Sal is the best candidate for the job. He is committed and has served the town well — doing things that are right, regardless of whether they are popular.” —Barbara Murphy, former member of the Council on Aging, Southborough Housing Authority, and Police Chief Search Committee.
Endorsements for John Rooney
“Having had the pleasure and opportunity of spending a lot of time with John, he clearly has the intelligence, experience, wisdom and leadership qualities that are necessary right now. I am proud to support his election to the Board of Selectmen.” —Roger Challen, Former Southborough Selectman
“John, I look forward to supporting you in your candidacy, and seeig that you are our next Selectman. Please let me know how else I can help.” —Daniel L. Kolenda, Northborough-Southborough Regional School Committee member
“Southborough needs new leadership now. We are fortunate that John is willing to step up at this moment when we must reestablish trust. I think John has the skill and the temperament to serve us well.” —John Butler, Advisory Committee member
Rooney’s other endorsements include former Southborough Town Administrator Janice Conlin, chair of the Southborough Open Space Committee Maryellen Luttrell, president of Breakneck Hill Farm Laurie Bourdon, and K-8 School Committee member Jack Kessler, among others.