[Editor's note: The following letter to the editor was submitted by resident Vincent Petrecca.]
Westport has a great opportunity on Nov. 5 to elect, the
strongest duo for the First and Second Selectman's office in the history of this town.
Westport has been moving along year to year with inadequate attention paid to controlling taxes, restraining spending and properly maintaining our infrastructure. We need the beaches, marinas and golf course in wonderful condition and our schools to continue their outstanding performance while maintaining fiscal discipline. We need leadership with real world experience in both financial management and operations management.
WE HAVE A GREAT TEAM!!!
Nearly ten years on the Board of Education, has served as Interim Chairman and Vice Chairman from 2007-2012. He has demonstrated strength of character with deep commitment and understanding of our educational assets.
A retired Senior Partner of Accenture he understands complex issues in the private and public sector and how to manage teams of professionals to improve organizational operations and performance. He will bring real managerial expertise to Town Hall which is sorely needed.
As chairman of Westport's Board of Finance and a member of that Board for eight years he has aggressively pursued waste and inefficiency in our Town's budget, while supporting the education process. As a business owner he will bring increased discipline to the budgeting and expenditure of our tax dollars.
I have known both men and their families for several years. They are the BEST we have ever positioned for election to the top offices in Westport.