Seat: Board of Selectmen – 3 year term
(vote for 2 candidates)
Why I am running for office:
When people come up to me and ask “Why on earth do you want to be a Selectman?” I usually respond “I was dropped on my head as a child.” The slightly more serious answer is that I am doing it for my Grand Niece and Grand Nephew who, at ages 3 and almost 1, are some of our newest Southborough citizens.
I grew up in Upstate New York and where I received an excellent public education and, with my wife of 36 years, raised my own three children here in Southborough. I am running for Selectman to help make sure that our town’s financial house is put in order to assure that resources are available to provide the next generation the same educational advantages I and my children received.
Why I am the right candidate for the position:
In my 18 years in town, I have served our community in a wide variety of roles. I have been a Boy Scout leader, soccer coach, and basketball coach. I ran for Selectman a number of years ago on the platform of preserving our regional school system. Since then I have served on and chaired the Capital Budget Committee, served on and chaired the Advisory Committee, and served on and chaired the Ad Hoc Town Manager Legislation Committee.
I have a strong financial and quantitative orientation and want to bring these skills to the board to assure that we deliver the vital services our community needs in an effective and efficient fashion.
My priorities/Key issues:
There is no single issue that animates my desire to serve. I am interested in tackling a number of longer term issues that our community faces. These include:
- Unfunded Liabilities
- Open Government
- Decaying Municipal Infrastructure
- Restructuring our Government for the future
- Tax policy
- Rt 30
To find out more about my positions on these issues and others or to contact me, please visit my web site www.al4selectman.org.
To contact me to help support my candidacy:
Please vist my website www.al4selectman.org.
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