The Somerville News Weekly Special Person of The Week Tom Bent

By William Tauro

Tom is the owner/president of Bent Electrical Contractors Inc. in Somerville.

He is a member of the: Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts; National Electrical Contractors Association; National Fire Protection Agency; and Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. He is the:
Somerville representative to the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization representing 101 cities and towns; Chair of the Somerville Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee; past Chair of the Somerville Chamber of Commerce from 1993-1998; Chair of the Somerville High School Center for Career and Technical Education Advisory Board Chair; St. Catherine’s Church Restoration Committee Chair; City of Somerville’s Municipal Compensation Board Chair: Municipal Property Review Committee Chair; and a former Cambridge Health Alliance Joint Hospital Board Director and Somerville Housing Authority Board of Commissioners Chair.

Tom was the 2013 recipient of the Somerville Chamber of Commerce John W. Fitzgerald Lifetime Achievement Award and was honored for his service to the Somerville Schools by the Somerville PTA 2014 PTA Scholarship Dinner.

A youth hockey and soccer team sponsor, Tom and his wife Roseanne live in Somerville in a National Historic Register home.

Their two daughters are graduates of Harvard, Tufts, Georgetown and UMass Amherst. He is the proud Grandfather to Ethan Thomas Rhee, Cole Anthony Rhee and Riley Manning.

Tom as you read is a very busy person here in Somerville but he still continuously finds the time to get involved with many local charities across the city and he is constantly helping people that are in need!

We here at the Somerville News Weekly salute you for everything that you do to make Somerville a better place.


2 thoughts on “The Somerville News Weekly Special Person of The Week Tom Bent”

  1. one thing you all failed to mention is he’s a judgemental, condos ending, holier than thou, heartless man who has forgotten where he came from and what it’s like to have huge amounts of help from his family. He constantly judges certain family members and lies right to their faces. Not really as honorable as he’s being portrayed here. I just think it’s only fair to mention both side of the story, instead of giving someone cudos that they don’t entirely deserve.

    1. This explains a lot!! It is no wonder it took 6 years and thousands of dollars for his neighbors to rebuild their home after a tragic fire . Talk about abuse of his positions. I honestly do not understand how he can look at himself in the mirror.

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