SOUTHBURY — Jason Buchsbaum announced he is seeking a third term on the Board of Selectmen.
Mr. Buchsbaum, first elected to the board in 2015, currently serves as the board’s liaison to the Library Board of Trustees and to the local Emergency Planning Committee.
“It has been an honor and a privilege to engage in public service as a member of the Board these past four years,” Mr. Buchsbaum said. “My record reflects a nonpartisan approach to government with the goal of providing accountable and transparent leadership to the people of Southbury, which I will continue to promote over the next two years.
“I believe in the importance of the independent office of Board of Selectmen. A board member’s job is not to act as a rubberstamp to the first selectman, but to act as a required check on the power of that office by reviewing issues in depth, asking tough questions and engaging in thoughtful analysis and debate before reaching decisions,” he continued. “I take every discussion seriously, conduct research, listen to differing viewpoints and value public and transparent debate and decision making. My goal is to work with all board members in a thoughtful and proactive manner to represent all Southbury residents.”
Mr. Buchsbaum resides in Southbury with his wife Lauren and sons Anthony and Noah, both enrolled in the Region 15 school system.
He is a municipal and litigation attorney and regularly represents and advises municipalities, including selectmen, boards and commissions.
He served as vice chair of the 2013-14 Southbury Charter Revision Commission and as vice chairman of the Southbury Republican Town Committee, 2012-15. Before moving to Southbury, Mr. Buchsbaum served as an elected member of the Seymour Board of Education.
Southbury Republicans will endorse candidates for local offices at the Republican Caucus at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the Senior Center/Parks and Recreation Building.
Those seeking additional information may visit www.facebook.com/jasonforbos.