Selectman Angelo Firenze will run again for a second full term in 2009, The Belmont Citizen Herald is reporting. Firenze ran unopposed in 2006, but was reportedly undecided about his plans for another term. He tells the BCH that maintaining critical town services and teachers in the classroom are priorities, as is growing the town’s commercial tax base.
In an e-mail exchange in September, Firenze said that he was weighing his options, but would likely wait until after the New Year to make any decisions. In the interim, however, a number of rumored opponents have decided not to run, clearing the field for Firenze. That said, he said he expects to face an opponent on April’s ballot and is looking forward to the opportunity to run against someone. “I think it’s healthy for the town,” he is quoted saying.