To the Editor:
My grandfather, my father, and most recently my son (who was born last year) and I all call Chester home. We each have unique concerns, but we all agree on one thing: We are proud to support Carolyn Linn for the office of First Selectman in Chester.
My grandfather and father are concerned about the affordability of staying in Chester and being able to remain in their homes. They know that Carolyn’s ability to manage budgets and look at the big picture will help to keep our taxes manageable and affordable. My grandfather was talking about all the infrastructure improvements that were made to the town in his 22 years as Selectman, and he knows that Carolyn will be able to accomplish the current and future projects the town undertakes both responsibly and affordably.
As a young family in town, next to taxes, another one of my concerns is, “Will there still be an elementary school when my son turns five and is ready to go to Kindergarten?” The thought of bussing him out of town for elementary school doesn’t sit very well with me. I know that Carolyn will not let that happen.
Collectively, we believe Carolyn has the right balance of experience and compassion for Chester’s residents. After meeting with Carolyn a few weeks ago my grandfather was very impressed. He told me, “There is no formal training or handbook for the job of First Selectman. Chester is lucky to have many fine men and women serving on all their boards and commissions. I know Carolyn will work with all these individuals to make sure what she is doing is best for all of Chester’s residents.”
Please join me and my family on November 3rd and vote Carolyn Linn for First Selectman.
Robert J. Blair III
Candidate for Inland Wetlands Commission / Member of Chester RTC