Robert O’Brien announces candidacy for Town Meeting Member, Precinct 8

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Robert O’Brien announces candidacy for Town Meeting Member, Precinct 8

My name is Robert O’Brien. My friends call me Bob. I’ve been a proud Milton resident for nearly 15 years—having moved here because of the town’s great schools and tremendous quality of life. I’d be honored to serve as one of your Town Meeting Members for Precinct 8.

I live on Pleasant Street. My family roots in Precinct 8 go back to the 1920s. My mother, Audrey Bernard O’Brien, grew up on Brae Burn Road and was a Milton High graduate. My wife, Katie Sheehan O’Brien, was raised on Lawrence Road. Both of my children, Tim & Maggie, went to Collicot School. My daughter attended Pierce and is currently at Fontbonne.

As for me, I’m a graduate of BC High (’86), St. Anselm College (’90—BA) and Suffolk University (’01—MBA). I’ve been in commercial banking for almost 10 years and previously had an extensive background in marketing communications, lead generation and inside sales.

In my spare time I serve frequently as a Lector at St. Agatha Church. In the past I’ve volunteered as the Cubmaster for the Cub Scouts (Milton Pack 5) and have coached basketball for the town’s winter “Snowball League” as well as St. Aggie’s in-house & travel leagues.

I’m running for Town Meeting Member because I am inspired by the heroic sacrifices of our first responders during the Corona crisis. These everyday heroes reminded me of the importance of public service and maintaining a strong sense of community. I also believe it’s important to regularly have fresh perspectives and new voices in local government. I think my education, professional experience, and ability to truly listen with an open mind will enable me to consider all sides and help advance the common good for all the residents of Milton.

Milton’s Town Meeting has a long history that dates to the town’s origins. Town Meeting has helped see our community through many past crises. To become a member of Town Meeting at this critical time–as Milton emerges from its most serious health crisis ever–is a challenge that I would love to take on. I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work!

For more on my background, please visit

If you’d like to connect, please feel free to reach out to me at 617-302-0345 or [email protected]

On Tuesday, April 27th, I’d appreciate your vote for me, Robert O’Brien, for Precinct 8 Town Meeting Member. Thank you for your consideration!



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