Dixon to Run for Second Term as Selectman
George Dixon officially announced he will seek a second term on Carmen Christiano's Cable Access TV Show "Politically Incorrect."
Board of Selectmen Chairman George Dixon officially announced Monday night he will seek a second term on the board. He made the announcement at the taping of Carmen Christiano's cable access TV show "Politically Incorrect."
Dixon said he put a lot of thought into the decision.
"There have been tough times, but I've met so many people. I've lived here my whole life and the people just get better and better ... It's just a lot of fun," he said. "I was thinking about not running but I just like it too much. If I'm not (re-elected) I'll be disappointed but I'll have to accept it."
Dixon said he likes the day-to-day challenges being a selectman brings - even when the challenges included facing a recall election in August.
"I tried not to let it bother me, but it did bother me," he said. "And people have the right to question. I'm just glad we were able to prove (the voters) correctly."
Through the tough times - including an unexpected resignation from former selectman Sean Scanlon and a controversial 9 North Road vote in which former Selectman Eric Dahlberg recused himself, leaving only three voters for the decision on a five-member board - Dixon said he his biggest job was "holding the board together."
"I want to let people know that I'm serious about it and I want it. I hope the next three years are as much fun as the last few years, even though there are difficult times and bumps in the road but I think the town, under the circumstances, we’ve done fairly well," he said
Top priorities for Dixon include finding a solution to the deteriorating Center Fire Station issue, and looking for a way to secure more athletic fields for the town's youth programs and student athletes.
"I'd be happy to serve," he said. "I'm optimistic about the future of the town and I'd like to be a part of it."
Dixon's term on the Board of Selectmen is up in April, as is the seat held by Pat Wojtas. Wojtas, who won Scanlon's seat after he resigned, has also said she will seek a second term on the board.