Michael Gutowski (D), Final Candidate Statement, Tax Collector

I am honored to be running for the Office of Tax Collector for Easton because I am passionate about finance, accounting, and helping the community of Easton, where I live with my family. I am excited to bring the skills and best practices from multiple industries in private and public Continue reading “Michael Gutowski (D), Final Candidate Statement, Tax Collector”

Krista Kot (R), Final Candidate Statement, Tax Collector

My name is Krista Kot, and I am running for reelection as your Easton Tax Collector. I have been employed by the Town of Easton for the last 11 years — the first six as elected registrar of voters and secretary to the Conservation Commission, and the latter five years, more importantly, Continue reading “Krista Kot (R), Final Candidate Statement, Tax Collector”

John Foley (D), Final Candidate Statement, Region 9 Board of Education

I bring a no-nonsense, practical approach to the board. I have an optimistic, can-do attitude and will bring energy and creativity. I listen with curiosity and, as a parent to three children in the school system, I have a singular interest in ensuring the school provides a strong, Continue reading “John Foley (D), Final Candidate Statement, Region 9 Board of Education”

Kathy Thompson (R), Final Candidate Statement, Region 9 Board of Education

I’m running for the Region 9 Board of Education because I want to help ensure that all of our children continue to receive the best education possible. The past eighteen months have not been easy for anyone, and the COVID-19 pandemic and politically charged issues have detracted Continue reading “Kathy Thompson (R), Final Candidate Statement, Region 9 Board of Education”

Maureen P. Williams (D), Final Candidate Statement, Region 9 Board of Education

I bring a straightforward and sincere approach to consensus building to the ER9 Board and have for the past four years.

In our past term, we have worked collectively to confront the challenges of COVID-19 and of false claims raised by small segments of our populace whose approach Continue reading “Maureen P. Williams (D), Final Candidate Statement, Region 9 Board of Education”

Art Laske (D), Final Candidate Statement, Board of Finance

I am running because the Board of Finance needs to have three members who care about properly funding our schools, and presently there are four members in the majority who have exercised their power every year to propose unreasonable and drastic cuts to our education budget — leaving Continue reading “Art Laske (D), Final Candidate Statement, Board of Finance”

Ira Kaplan (D), Final Candidate Statement, Board of Finance

Mike Ring, Jackie Olschan Kaufman, and Ira Kaplan are running for the six-year Board of Finance seat. In her statements and during debate, Jackie has advocated long range planning and pre-budget review sessions, and informed us of statutory constraints regarding the education budget. Continue reading “Ira Kaplan (D), Final Candidate Statement, Board of Finance”

Wendy Bowditch (R), Final Candidate Statement, Board of Finance


I have been involved in Easton for over 20 years. I started on the Insurance Commission, was the elected Town Treasurer and now serve as an appointed member of the Board of Finance. I am asking for your support to be an elected member of the board for the next two years.

I bring Continue reading “Wendy Bowditch (R), Final Candidate Statement, Board of Finance”

Bob Lessler (D), Final Candidate Statement, Board of Selectmen

I am running for re-election to the Board of Selectmen so that I can continue to deliver the thoughtful, measured, and experienced voice you know I have provided for 22 years. You know who I am. You know what I have done for our wonderful town over the years. I am your neighbor. Continue reading “Bob Lessler (D), Final Candidate Statement, Board of Selectmen”

Kristi Sogofsky (R), Final Candidate Statement, Board of Selectmen

From My View

Transparency and communication. Two valuable concepts that many times are used in conversation but not in practice.

Let me explain the view from my seat over the past two years.

As the minority member of the Board of Selectmen, I knew it was going to be a different Continue reading “Kristi Sogofsky (R), Final Candidate Statement, Board of Selectmen”

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