Candidates for the Hebron Board of Selectmen
By Melanie Savage - Staff Writer
Hebron - posted Tue., Oct. 22, 2013
Meet the candidates for Hebron Board of Selectmen.
Mark Stuart – Democrat
Stuart has been a member of the Board of Selectmen since 2005, serving as vice-chair from 2005-2007 and 2008-2009. He was a member of the Board of Finance from 2001-2005, a member of the Charter Revision Commission from 2013-2014, and a member of the Capital Improvement Committee from 2003-2009 and from 2011-2013, serving as vice chairman from 2005-2007 and as chairman from 2007-2009. Stuart served on the Douglas Library Study Committee from 2012-2013, and the School Building Committee from 2003-2004.
"Hebron is a well-governed and vibrant community," said Stuart. "Even during the economic downturn, the town has continued to provide quality services and keep costs under control. The town continues to be recognized for quality schools and excellence in managing its affairs." Stuart cites among the town’s achievements: Hebron Elementary School’s ranking as a Blue Ribbon School; the improved ISO ranking for fire protection; and most recently Standard & Poor’s upward revision of the Hebron’s credit rating to AAA.
"We have achieved these accomplishments by engaging with the public, by listening, and by working together," said Stuart. "The Board of Selectmen has established an open dialogue with the community, and I am proud to be part of this team."
Dan Larson – Republican
Dan Larson and his wife, Pat, and their two daughters, Heather and Shonagh, moved to Hebron in 1978. Larson is the founder and owner of Professional Electric Corporation in Hebron. He served as the director of the Hebron Office of Emergency Management until he resigned to assume a position on the Board of Finance in 2007. He previously served as the Hebron Fish and Game Commission constable. He is a past chief of the Hebron Volunteer Fire Department, and a life member of the department. He is the Deputy Fire Marshal for the town of Hebron. Larson is a former member of the Board of Tax Review, and a member of the Capital Improvements Committee. He is a member of the Church of the Holy Family.
Larson graduated from Tilton School in Tilton, N.H., and has completed the post-graduate program at E. C. Goodwin Technical School. He holds numerous certifications, including fire marshal, Emergency Medical Technician, fire officer I, E-1 electrician, and State of Connecticut firearms/hunter education instructor. He was recently named “Citizen of the Year” by the Hebron Junior Women’s Club.
Elected to the Board of Selectmen in 2009, Larson is seeking his second term. “The reason I am running for re-election is because I feel that as a citizen of Hebron, I have a responsibility to help our town,” he said.