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Pat O’Brien Endorses Clark & Herr

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Brian Herr (L) and Joe Clark (R). Photo courtesy of Christine Strickland.

Dear fellow residents of Hopkinton,

I would like to applaud all our current town volunteers who have given up their personal time and offered their wisdom, energy and commitment to the Town of Hopkinton.  On May 20th, we will be electing two new Select Board members.  I thank the four candidates for running and you each offer your own unique expertise. Working in Hopkinton for over 40 years and being a town resident for over 34 years I have worked with and watched many Select Board members. I have found that the most successful boards are those that bring a mix of what the community needs and wants. Diversity in a Select Board is a good thing.

I am happy to endorse Joe Clark and Brian Herr for the position of Select Board.  Joe brings a new perspective to the board, his education and past work experience in accounting and finance will surely be an asset.  Joe realizes the importance of small businesses and will be an advocate for them moving into Hopkinton.  Joe will bring a unique perspective to the board.  A new generation, education, personal knowledge of Hopkinton’s past and an enthusiasm to bring Hopkinton back to working together leads me to endorse Joe Clark in this year’s Select Board election. 

Brian has been here and has done a lot. With the town facing severe financial issues, Brian has demonstrated fiscal restraint while passing many projects for the town. Brian is a calm person who doesn’t let personalities or politics interfere with his decisions. His education, work experience and past experience as a Select Board member leads me to endorse Brian Herr for this year’s Select Board election.

Pat O’Brien, Hopkinton

1 COMMENT

  1. I rarely vote in local elections. I cannot vote for anyone that supports Trump. That man is a disgrace.
    I think Brian and Joe make sense. I’m sorry Kyla McSweeney is unqualified. Peter Mimmo…maybe.

    What are the qualifications for serving? Just raising your hand and saying I will do it? Has to be more than that. Otherwise, the hiring process in Hopkinton is supremely flawed. Hiring process or volunteer selection process.

    What are the skills requirements to serve? Most Board searches have requirements. Why not this one?

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