I have given some thought to running for political office in Southbridge over the years, but usually dismissed that thought quickly. It can be a thankless job, and anyone who rises to the challenge opens himself up to lampooning and ridicule.
However, it appears, according to today's (April 15, 2014) Southbridge Evening News, that the Southbridge School Committee may not have enough candidates to fill the open positions. That is a shame.
So, once again I am giving it some thought. I do very much want to see our schools succeed; that benefits the town overall and. most importantly, the young people of Southbridge.
I have to say I am not sure whether to take that plunge or not.