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Candidate Biography

Jim Leahy


Board of Finance

Party Affiliation:
Jim Leahy
  • B.A. in Mathematics, Bates College
  • M.B.A. Harvard Business School
  • Vice Chairman Board of Finance, 2009
  • Board of Finance, 2005 - present
  • Amity Finance Committee, 2005 – 2009
  • Orange Man of the Year Award, 2000
  • Chairman, OVFD Firetruck $50K Challenge raising $165K
  • Jim brings over 39 years of experience and a proven track record of accomplishment with Fortune 100 organizations.  He has consistently communicated his overarching theme of “Doing More with Less” and shown how to utilize those principles in town budgeting and government.  During his 18-year tenure, Orange has reduced its spending by 57% annually while maintaining town services and educational excellence.

“When I first came in 1983, I considered the Town of Orange a ‘hidden gem’, a wonderful place to live and raise a family.  Since then, it has been my pleasure to volunteer and contribute to our town.  I respectfully ask for your support to continue in my role on the Board of Finance.  Thank you.”