learn a lot about someone from observing them in these three arenas. My wife
Sarah and I have known Jim Marpe for over 15 years in a variety of
settings over that time. What has always been impressive is Jim’s strength
of character, his concern for others and the way he consistently steps up to
lead and get things done in whatever organization he is part of.
We first saw this where Jim played a leading role in a number of committees at our Greens Farms Congregational church including the most important and sensitive job of heading up the search committee for a new minister.
As our children attended Westport schools we paid close attention to the BOE. When Jim served for eight years and ultimately was Chair we were always impressed with his calm, thoughtful and professional leadership.
Finally, as a golf partner you sometimes see a side of people otherwise unknown. I’m happy to report that Jim plays golf with a conservative, steady, and focused manner and manages to maintain a cool temperament despite the most trying of circumstances.
I am confident that as First Selectman, Jim will successfully manage and improve our Town utilizing all the professional skills and experience from his management consulting career at Accenture. I guarantee the golfers in Town that with Jim they will have someone in Town Hall who really cares about the sorry state of Longshore and who will fix it!
7 Meadowview Drive South, Westport