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Candidate Q&A: George Thimot

Former Board of Finance chairman seeks selectman's seat.

Name:

George Thimot

Party, Position Seeking:

Democrat, Board of Selectman

Background: 

  • Born: Boston, MA  
  • High School: Hudson, MA High School: 
  • US Army 2 years:
  • University of Massachusetts (Amherst) BS in Mechanical Engineering

Occupation: 

Engineer, Retired

Political Experience: 

  • 22 years on Canton Board of Finance, 2 terms as Chairman 
  • 4 years Assessors Board of Tax Review

Why are you running for office?

I am running for Selectman because I would like to contribute to the town, especially in bringing the B of S to working together for the better of the town during these recession times by keeping our town maintenance up to past performance without overtaxing the people. We must be actively looking for new solutions as problems arise without us engaging expensive consultants.

What skills do you have that you could bring to the community?

During my professional life of more than 50 years I handled many large engineering projects, working closely with customers. I learned to work with people around the world and I found that with an open mind customer and supplier can easily work together if you can convince each other that you both are trying for the same successful results. If Elected what will your primary areas of skill: As an Engineering I am always looking for new and better solutions for our problems and needs.

If elected, what would be your primary areas of focus?

Maintaining our infrastructure.

Name something the town has done well over the past four years.

During the past four years the town has improved the transfer station.

What is something the town could have done better during the past four years?

During the past four years our roads have gone downhill and we must get back on our repair cycle.


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