On Monday, he decided to make a go of it for 30 years.
According to Sudbury Town Clerk Rosemary Harvell, Sudbury's longest-standing selectman pulled papers for re-election.
Since becoming a selectman in 1987, Drobinski 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.
Haarde pushed for further discussion and investigation after learning then town employee Elizabeth Rust, who was at the bar, was cited for a third OUI. Drobinski balked at the idea, saying it would hurt the community.
Drobinski last ran in 2011, beating out challenger Mike Hullinger, 1,782-1,142.
Drobinski is the first resident to pull papers this year for the selectmen's race.
Sudbury Public Schools Committee incumbents Rich Robison and Ellen Winer Joachim, the chair and vice chair, respectively, pulled papers on Jan. 7 to run for re-election.
Newcomer Lisa Kouchakdjian is challenging for one of the seats.
According to 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.
The other open positions are:
- Board of Assessors - One 3-year term
- Goodnow Library Trustee - Two 3-year terms
- Goodnow Library Trustee - One 1-year term to fill vacancy
- Board of Health - One 3-year term
- Park & Recreation Commission - One 3-year term
- Planning Board - One 3-year term
- Sudbury Housing Authority - One 5-year term
Included as part of the Annual Town Election will be an election of two members for three years each to the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional District School Committee.
According to District Clerk Donna Cakert, incumbents Elena Kleifges (vice chair) of Sudbury and Patty Mostue of Lincoln have pulled papers, as has newcomer and Sudbury resident Mike Walsh.
Nomination papers and packets for Town offices are available at the Town Clerk's Office for incumbents, whose terms are expiring, as well as new candidates. The packets cannot be mailed and must be picked up in person by the candidate.Contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 978-639-3351 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Candidates for Lincoln-Sudbury Regional District School Committee may obtain nomination papers and packets from Cakert at Lincoln-Sudbury.
Call the District Clerk at 978-443-9961 with questions.