Letter: Republican Town Council Candidates Are ‘Excellent’

Editor, New Canaanite:

We are fortunate to have four excellent Republican candidates for Town Council. Penny Young has been a major contributor to the town for many years. She brings institutional memory with a deep understanding of our town government. Penny has always been a strong proponent of fiscal responsibility in government. Tom Butterworth’s background as an attorney enables him to think carefully through issues.

Letter: Rich Townsend for Town Council

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.

Letter: Tom Butterworth for Town Council

Editor, New Canaanite:

New Canaan is fortunate to have Tom Butterworth running for Town Council. I have known Tom for more than 30 years, both as a co-worker and partner at Hewitt Associates and as a local resident. Tom’s background as an attorney enables him to think carefully through issues. After retiring from Hewitt, he worked in financial planning. Tom is an engaging, intelligent person with a terrific sense of humor who works effectively with others.

Letter: Christa Kenin Has the Right Work Ethic, Temperament for Selectman

I am writing in support of the candidacy of Christa Kenin for selectman. Christa is a very bright and energetic person who really gets things done. She has garnered great praise as a talented, dynamic, and hard-working member of Town Council. I was pleased to have significant first-hand experience with her ability when the Charter Revision Commission presented its draft report to the Town Council for their consideration. As a Town Council member, Christa really took her responsibility very seriously, dug into the whole report, and did a lot of high-quality homework of her own, reviewing our proposals and challenging our conclusions.

Letter: Charter Revision Chairman Thanks Voters for Time, Participation

Editor, New Canaanite:

On behalf of the Charter Revision Commission, I would like to thank the voters for their careful review and decisions on the improvements to our town Charter. Over 8,400 citizens voted on the questions, only a few hundred less than voted for the president. It is gratifying that that so many citizens felt well informed enough to vote. A special “thank you” to the League of Women Voters for sending a town-wide flyer explaining the five questions. Thanks to our Town Council, which, though divided in their views on the various issues, had the wisdom and courage to submit these questions to the voters.