It is no surprise to me that Frank’s passion for Sherborn, and its residents, have led him to run for the Board of Selectmen.

To the Editor:

Like most people, when I go into the voting booth, I am faced with a list of names that I don’t personally know. Who do I vote for? How do I really know that the candidate I choose will be an advocate for the causes that mean the most to me? Recently, I learned that Frank Hoek is seeking to be elected to the Board of Selectmen. I couldn’t be happier with this news!

I first met Frank 10 years ago, when my wife, Kelly, and I moved to Sherborn. As members of the same church, it became clear very early on that Frank gave freely of his time and talent. He was, and continues to be, a large presence within various church programs and activities.

In 2010, Frank and I became closer when I opened a theater company in Sherborn at the Sherborn Community Center. As a board member of the SCC, he quickly became a tremendous advocate for our theatre, and for the next five years, he volunteered his time and talent to be our resident photographer. While in residence at the SCC, I saw firsthand how hard Frank worked to promote programs for our town’s youth, and how important it is to him to create a place where our young people can come together.

One of our town’s greatest assets is our amazing school, Pine Hill. Frank’s six-year service on the School Board Committee is also worth noting. He managed the budget, and oversaw the hiring of three Superintendents. He is a fiscally responsible candidate, who believes strongly in creating and maintaining programs that keep our students and teachers safe at school.

Frank is someone who believes in balance. He desires growth in Sherborn-based businesses for alternative revenue generation, while at the same time preserving the natural beauty of Sherborn by protecting its open spaces. Additionally, he is aware that our property taxes are extremely high, and has a vision for strengthening the downtown district to alleviate some of our tax burden.

It is no surprise to me that Frank’s passion for Sherborn, and its residents, have led him to run for the Board of Selectmen. He often comments how much he loves living in town, and how important it is to create an inclusive community. I believe his selfless dedication to serve others will be his strongest attribute as an elected official, and Sherborn will be well served to elect Frank Hoek to the Board of Selectmen.

Thank you,

Doug Hodge

Sherborn