I would like to express my deep gratitude to the voters of Sturbridge for entrusting me with the honor, privilege, and responsibility of being elected to serve you. I am fully cognizant of the incredible gift you have extended me and my obligation to each of you within our community to ensure that I represent you with dignity, integrity, character principle, and humility.
There are many challenges facing our community and I am determined to fully engage them while ensuring that the practice of Principles over Personalities is the guiding litmus test for actions taken by the Board.
As a candidate for selectman, I traveled to your doorsteps, understanding that were I to be honored with your support, I would be directly accountable to you, the residents and voters of Sturbridge. Rest assured, I shall remain ever mindful of my service and responsibility to you.
There is little doubt that you will at times find disagreement with my position on issues - that is to be expected. I do hope, however, there will be little doubt as well that my positions will be grounded in principle and based upon the greater good as it relates to the needs of the many.
I will continue to reach out to you with neighborhood visits in an effort to engage you on community issues as I am committed to bringing town government directly to you. As well, I invite each and every resident to engage me directly with your hopes, concerns, fears and frustrations so that I may better represent you.
I am humbled to be of service to you and am determined to provide the leadership that you have come to expect from me. You have placed a great deal of trust in me, and I shall endeavor each day to ensure that my service remains worthy of that trust.
Finally, I wish to thank and commend all the candidates for the extremely positive, issue-oriented manner by which each conducted their campaigns; it was a true credit to their character and their commitment to this community. As well, I would like to congratulate Ted Goodwin for his successful and well-organized re-election efforts.
Thomas R. Creamer