The following was submitted by Stephen A. Goldy:
Thank you all for allowing me to serve you for the past seven years. I ran for the Board of Selectmen in 2006 to help make some positive changes in Reading. I truly believe we as a community have made great changes and significantly improved our community.
I have decided not to run for re-election on April 2, 2013. The reasons are actually quite simple.
First, I want and need to spend more time with my family. My job requires me to travel a fair amount and over the past year when I am home my daughters routinely ask, “Are you going out to another meeting tonight.” I realized that I am not home more than I am home and I do not want to be absent for the important times of their lives.
Second, because of my travel I missed Board meetings and other duties and I do not see that changing. This is unfair to all of you that elected me to do a job. The right thing to do is to let someone interested in making a full commitment have the opportunity to serve.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the Board of Selectmen. This was a hard decision to make because I love our community. I enjoyed working with my colleagues James Bonazoli, Ben Tafoya, Rick Schubert, John Arena, Camille Anthony, Peter Hechenbleikner, Paula Schena, and Bob LeLacheur. All politics aside, we all truly tried to make this the best community to live in.
Thank you to all of you that I had the pleasure of talking to, helping and working with over the past seven years. My goal was just to volunteer my time to give back to a great community. I hope you feel I accomplished that.
Thank you for your support.
Stephen A. Goldy