OWLS HEAD — Owls Head Selectboard Chair Tom Von Malder announced Aug. 3 he would seek a third consecutive term.

Von Malder is completing his second three-year term and served the past five years as the board’s chair.

The election for the single seat on the board will be Monday, Aug. 30, at the town meeting that will be held at the municipal building. Nominations and elections are made from the floor of the town meeting. The meeting begins at 6 p.m.

No other candidates have announced their intention to run for the seat on the three-member board.

“I have worked diligently for the town and wish to continue to serve, making sure the town receives everything it deserves. While I might tend liberal on big social issues, I am a fiscal conservative. Living on Social Security, I know how important it is to keep tight control of town spending, and its effects on property taxes,” Von Malder said in a written statement to the newspaper.

He said he feels the current board functions well together as a team, despite political disagreements on issues beyond the town.

“I offer the town continuity and my six years of experience, which includes never missing a meeting until one of this past winter’s Zoom meetings, when there was a log-in problem,” he said.

He said his interest in public service, and therefore politics, began as a 12-year-old, living in the Fidelis Way housing project in the Brighton section of Boston. He said he was an avid John F. Kennedy supporter and passed out his campaign material to would-be voters across the street from the polling place.

While attending Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., on an academic scholarship, he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Medill School of Journalism, played chess with future “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin, and “ran such a bad campaign for the student senate,” that he even finished behind the SDS (Students for a Democratic Society, a New Left organization) candidate.

Von Malder worked in journalism, moving to Maine in December 1976 and began working for the Camden Herald in 1977, then the formerly tri-weekly Courier-Gazette in early 1979, where he stayed for 29 years, serving in a variety of positions such as a sports editor and later editor of the entertainment, business, education and waterlines sections.

He moved from Camden to Owls Head in October 2004.

He said he got his interest in public service from his father Harry J. Von Malder, who ran a couple times for mayor of Brockton.