SHREWSBURY, Mass. – Incumbents Moira E. Miller and John Lebeaux have announced they are seeking re-election to the board of selectmen. Town elections are being held May 7.
Lebeaux was first elected selectman in 1998, and served as chairman from 2000-2002 and 2006-2007. He continues to serve as the remaining original co-chair of the Home Heating Working Group, and as a member of the Targeted Zoning Committee.
“As a community, we’ve accomplished so much in my time as selectman. We’ve systematically upgraded existing facilities to modernize them for today’s community — while constantly controlling costs,” Lebeaux said in a statement.
Lebeaux said he is proud of service on the Sherwood building committee that oversaw construction of the new middle school, and that maintaining the town's infrastructure is a priority.
If re-elected, Lebeaux said his priorities will include dealing with increased class sizes, unfunded state and federal mandates and maintaining or improving the town’s buildings and infrastructure, including the library.
Miller was first elected in 2007, and spent two years as chair. She is seeking a third term.
"One of my priorities will be advocating for a local-state-federal partnership to address underfunded mandated programs,” said Miller in a statement. “This list grows every year, further restricting the budget flexibility of local officials to maintain public safety, education and infrastructure services to our citizens.”
In forming the town’s budget, Miller said, “I'll use the valuable experience and budget knowledge I've gained as a member of the board to work to maintain a stable financial position so that, as the economy recovers, we can continue to deliver quality services."
Miller said she also has supported projects to position Shrewsbury favorably for business development, such as the White City Shopping Center makeover; infrastructure improvements to encourage development at CenTech North and East and the town center, and updating the Open Space and Recreation Plan.