Make Barry Pease Your Selectman

Barry Pease

Groton is a great community because we have a lot of smart, giving people who volunteer at every level to make sure our community thrives. You can help me do that on May 17th, with your vote for the Groton Board of Selectmen.

School and extracurricular sports programs would not be possible without the tremendous commitment of these volunteers. Community volunteers in our town are responsible for making sure that there are boy scout troops, girl scout troops, robotics club, and chess club. Grotonfest would not be possible without such community activism. Friends of mine are volunteers on existing elected and appointed boards. Almost everything in Groton runs because people get involved.

Just as my family accepts and benefits from the contributions of others within our town, it’s important for me to repay that contribution, to give back to Groton. When I asked friends and acquaintances for suggestions about what to do, without hesitation, everyone told me that I’d make an excellent member of the Board of Selectmen.

In 2014, I ran for a seat on the Board of Selectmen. Hundreds of you came out to show your support. Deciding to run for such an important office wasn’t an easy decision, but I can help make things better for our children, for our seniors, and for our neighbors. I know that I can help people both feel involved and become involved in running their town. We lost that election by only 93 votes. Right after the election, the Board of Selectmen appointed me to Groton’s Finance Committee, where I’ve served for the past 2 years. Now, in 2016, I’m running again! It’s my way to say “Thank You” to the town and people who make Groton, my home, an incredible community and special place to live.

My vision for Groton demands fiscal responsibility so that seniors and families can afford to live here while we maintain exceptional streets and world-class safety. We need strong schools to foster our children’s future, preserve our reputation, and keep Groton desirable for potential homebuyers. We require a fully open and transparent Town Hall, elected by the people and working for the people. To make this possible, we have to elect leaders with integrity who work well with others, understand the future, and get things done.

I’m asking for your vote to help me say “Thank You,” and to make my vision and your vision of Groton a reality. Please explore this site for information on who I am, what I’ve done, and where I stand on important issues.

Please vote for me on Tuesday, May 17th. Don’t hesitate to send me an email to ask a question or to volunteer to help!