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Pat Brown Pulls Papers for Board of Selectmen Race

Planning Board member will challenge Chairman John Drobinski.

Pat Brown pulls papers for Board of Selectmen. Patch file logo
Pat Brown pulls papers for Board of Selectmen. Patch file logo
Current Planning Board Member Pat Brown is making a run for Sudbury's Board of Selectmen.

According to Assistant Town Clerk Veronica Craven, Brown, whose term on the Planning Board expires in 2015, filed her intentions on Jan. 24.

Brown will challenge incumbent John Drobinski, who is the current chairman of the Board.

Brown ran for Planning Board in 2012.

Since becoming a Planning Board member, Brown has been an active member of Sudbury, attending numerous Selectmen meetings and public speakings, such as the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce.

Drobinski, a selectman since 1987, has been active in all facets of the town, including the Atkinson Pool construction, the Noyes roof/window/boiler upgrade, while also volunteering time to major open space and recreation projects.

He has been a Sudbury resident since 1978.

In May 2012, Drobinski came under fire during the Lavendergate incident, insisting the town move on from the happenings of May 9 when the local restaurant and bar was slapped with a liquor license violation. Then Chairman Larry O'Brien recused himself from all conversations on advice from town counsel after admitting he was there past the allowed serving hours, leaving Drobinski and then Vice Chair Bob Haarde to discuss to matter. 

Also pulling papers on Jan. 24 for Planning Board was Planning Board Associate Martin Long, Craven said.

According to Town Clerk Rosemary Harvell, there will be 13 official positions open for election on March 31. Interested candidates must file their intentions on or before Feb. 6, and return their nomination papers on or before Feb. 10. 
siobhan hullinger January 29, 2014 at 07:37 AM
Pat Brown will be an amazing addition to the BOS. I am very pleased to see this.
Meg Knaul January 29, 2014 at 10:43 AM
Very very good! Thanks so much!
Kirsten VanDijk January 29, 2014 at 04:05 PM
Pat Brown has yet to fulfill her oath of office to serve the town for her first 3 years as a member of the Planning Board and has now decided to run for Selectman. It begs the question as to why. An agenda? Why not show the voting citizens that she can do as promised in 2012 and then run for Selectman in 2015 when her commitment to the citizens and town has been fulfilled? A bit quick on the trigger.
SudburyCOP January 29, 2014 at 07:40 PM
Kirsten stop with your nasty negative comments. Are you so bitter and unhappy that you are unable to spew anything but hateful remarks? Or is it that you feel threatened by people who are intelligent? You attack anyone and everything that you don't agree with. Pat Brown is an incredible person, she is kind thoughtful and brilliant. Complete opposite of you!
pmotw February 25, 2014 at 10:10 AM
This race has been rather quiet. I hope Ms. Brown steps things up and gives Mr. Drobinski a good challenge. One would think his record alone is good enough reason to support change at the BOS.

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