Editor, New Canaanite:
I strongly support Rich Townsend for Town Council. I have had the privilege of working with Rich as a board member of the New Canaan Community Foundation where he served as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee. Rich’s financial acumen and background as the CFO of a major corporation provide a skill set that is vitally important to New Canaan. Rich’s contributions to our community are broad based, going well beyond his financial expertise. His long-term residence in New Canaan and experience as a commuter have made him acutely aware of the issues we face. Rich is a leader who knows how to get things done, and most importantly how to work with others to achieve his goals.
It has been a pleasure to work with Rich, as I did on the Charter Revision Commission last year. He has good ideas and a very effective manner in presenting them. He speaks his mind, but at the same time he is respectful of others’ views, and always seeks consensus rather than confrontation. I am very pleased that Rich has stepped forward to run for Town Council. I encourage all to attend the Republican Caucus on July 18 and vote for Rich.