Tom Curran for Holden Selectboard

Candidate name: Tom Curran.

Position sought: Three-year term on Holden Board of Selectmen.

Hello, my name is Tom Curran, and I am running for Holden Selectman. I was elected to fill a vacancy last year, and have learned much about local issues every day as a selectman. I am running for a three-year term to continue the work for Holden.

My wife Amy and I have lived in Holden for 18 years with our wonderful daughters Jane, 21, and Ellie, 14. Both Jane and Ellie have had great experiences in the Wachusett schools. I have been active in the community throughout their childhood by coaching their sports teams and helping with their Girl Scout activities. My family and I actively support local businesses and attend townwide events.

As a selectman, I contribute the skills I use in my career as a software engineer to analyze issues carefully and thoroughly and strive for solutions that achieve the greatest good. I spend my time attending multiple town committee and board meetings, including those of the Finance Committee, to educate myself on the town’s needs. We are heading into a complex period of budgetary challenges, and understanding all facets of the issues is key to making good decisions as a Selectboard member. I focus on issues that are critical to make Holden strong and united. We are stronger together. I served six years on the Wachusett Regional School Committee (2013 2019), where I was known for being a thoughtful listener and for my ability to view issues from multiple angles. I worked closely with the WRSD administration to implement the ALICE safety protocol in all the WRSD schools. During my time on the School Committee, I also learned a great deal about how the WRSD schools are funded. All the district’s children deserve the best education possible for a brighter future.

Being civically engaged is important to me. I attend town meetings and vote in all elections. I value feeling connected to the community and promote positive change. Holden is a wonderful place to live, with great schools and amenities like the town pool and numerous recreation facilities. Our town is a magnet for folks to move to and raise their families in, as there is so much to offer here.

To learn more about me, follow my candidate pages on Facebook ( TomCurran4HoldenSelectboard) and Instagram (@tomcurranforholdenselectboard), or email Thank you.

VOTE for Tom Curran on May 8.