To the Editor:
I’m writing today to shine a mirror on a great turn of fortune that has settled on the town that I love. For the first time since I’ve been here there is, in my humble opinion, two fantastic choices for first selectman on the ballot.
I know that there are plenty of good folks in town, on both sides of the aisle, who would disagree with me on this statement but my personal experience with both candidates leads me to the conclusion that Easton cannot lose in its upcoming election.
I’ve worked hand-in-hand with First Selectman Bindelglass and found him to be reasonable, honest, and caring about the issues surrounding the town. During his two terms we’ve seen great improvements in how we receive information about town government, progress toward the eventual construction of a new EMS building, the passage of the Land Use Ordinance, and, perhaps most significantly, the finalization of the sale and perpetual preservation of the South Park property.
On the other side of the aisle, I have worked hand-in-hand with Wendy Bowditch and gotten to know her well during my time as a resident and have found her to be conscientious, diligent, hard working, and whip smart. She has put in many years in service to the town in various positions and is very well qualified to lead us as first selectman, should the voters choose her.
I am frankly sick of the rancor of national politics creeping into our local discourse, and it is important to note that the national political parties are not representative of the local political parties on the grassroots municipal level. Which is why I am confident in my affirmation that whichever way we cast our ballots in November, Easton will win.