[Editor's note: The following letter to the editor was submitted by Pete Wolgast.]
Jennifer Tooker merits the
vote of Westporters for the Board of Finance on Nov. 5. Those who
attend BOE meetings or watch them on TV, know that as a member of that board
Jen is bright, articulate and always thoroughly prepares for the meetings. She is unfailingly polite and friendly to the public and a good listener. Most importantly, she has the highest level of integrity.
If Westporters elect Ms. Tooker to the Board of Finance in November, they will
have someone on that board with a unique background. Ms. Tooker has
intimate knowledge of the education budget, which is over 60 percent of the total Town
budget. In the years that I have been involved in Westport politics, I do
not recall having a member of the Board of Finance who has previously served on
the Board of Education. Ms. Tooker's unmatched knowledge will be a
tremendous asset to the Board of Finance as it considers the education budget.
Ms. Tooker has a superb background in finance where she served as a high level
executive for General Re for over 20 years in many locations both at home and
abroad. An important part of her work included managing intricate
financial budgets. This experience will serve her well on the Board of
I urge all Westporters to vote for Jennifer Tooker for Board of Finance on Nov. 5. She is the only choice.