Betty O'Brien

When my husband our daughter and I moved to Marlborough in 1976 I knew we had found our home.  The town was filled with wonderful, friendly and interesting people.  I loved going to the town hall meetings where people expressed their opinions, debated with each other and voted for our budget by raising their hands.  


I felt fortunate when our daughter and her husband made Marlborough their home near us. Two of our grandchildren attended MES and graduated from RHAM.  They received an excellent education. The youngest grandson is a sophomore at RHAM. 


From the start I became involved in the town by playing on the softball and volleyball teams. I always attended the town meetings and always voted.  I served on the BOE for 16 years, was a member of the Trails Commission and a member of the original Florence Lord Senior Housing Board.  With my husband we facilitated the renovation of the Charlie Hall building to become the Marlborough Arts Center.  This was a four year project.

Times have changed dramatically over the years but the people haven't.  I am running because I love this town for all it has given me and my family.  We are entering a critical time in our history by hiring a

Town Manager and changing our three member Board of Selectman Commission to a give member board. The 

new board will be responsible for the hiring of the Town Manager. For years to come, this Board of Selectmen will have set the course for Marlborough’s schools, Commissions, regulations, and community services.


I have always been a fiscally conservative Democrat. And I have always put my town before politics. I believe in honesty, openness and working together to make our town an even better place to live.  I hope you will vote on May 3rd, and vote for me. 

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments: