Lebeaux and Miller announce intentions to run for re-election

Moira E. Miller
Moira E. Miller

Shrewsbury – Selectmen Moira E. Miller and John Lebeaux have both announced that they are seeking re-election to the Board of Selectmen in the town election which will be held Tuesday, May 3.

Elected to the board in 2007, Miller currently serves as chair and is seeking to serve for a fourth term.

Miller has more than 30 years of business management experience, the past 20 years as a senior consultant with Executive Alliance in Marlborough. She serves on the Library Building Committee, is a Town Meeting member and served on the town’s Fiscal Study Committee and Commission on Disabilities.

Miller has held leadership positions in school, church and civic groups. She is immediate past president of the Rotary Club of Shrewsbury and was named a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow in recognition of her community service.

She is married to Dick Miller, a manager with EMC2, and their daughter Mary is a graduate of Shrewsbury High School and Boston University.

Lebeaux, 61, has lived in Shrewsbury for over 50 years and was first elected selectman in 1998, and has served as chair. He served on the Sherwood Middle School Building Committee and continues to serve as the remaining original co-chair of the Home Heating Working Group.

Prior to his election as selectman, Lebeaux was a Zoning Board of Appeals member. He was first elected as a Shrewsbury Town Meeting Representative at age 18, and has served in that capacity at various times totaling 32 years.

John Lebeaux (Photos/submitted)
John Lebeaux

For over 30 years Lebeaux worked in the private sector at his family’s business, Shrewsbury Nurseries, principally as its general manager. During that time, he also served two terms as president of the Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association.

Lebeaux and his family decided to close their business in the fall of 2008. He then sought a new career, and was appointed town administrator of Princeton in July 2009, where he served until February 2015, when he was appointed to his present position as commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources.

Lebeaux and his wife, Debbie (daughter of Dot and Ralph Perkins), also a long-time resident and fellow Shrewsbury High graduate, are the parents of three children – Julie, Kate and Ben, all graduates of Shrewsbury High School. They have one grandchild.

The public is invited to join Miller’s re-election campaign reception Wednesday, March 9, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Italian American Victory Club, 26 Dewey Road, Shrewsbury. For more information, visit www.moiramiller.com or contact Miller at moira@townisp.com.

Lebeaux’s campaign committee will be hosting a campaign reception Wednesday, March 30, from 7-9 p.m. at the Italian American Victory Club.

For more information, call 508-842-8684 or email johnlebeaux@townisp.com. His campaign website is www.johnlebeaux.com.