To the Editor:
On November 7, Old Saybrook will hold its municipal election. Though the top of the ticket is unopposed, Finance, Education, Zoning, Planning, Zoning Board of Appeals, Parks & Recreation and Police Commission are all contested. These may not sound like exciting positions, but they are critical to good town government. And while no town is perfect, it is my strong belief that Old Saybrook has offered and currently does offer high quality, transparent leadership that has led our town to excel.
We are recognized statewide for our leadership on issues as disparate as financial excellence, affordable housing construction, coastal resiliency planning and, more importantly, a great quality of life. And guess what? Your local Republicans have the majority on every board and commission except one and this has been the case for as long as I have been in office (12 years).
Trust me when I say: it is not time for any changes. We do not identify with state or national politics, but instead simply do the good work of the town. We are a positive party of community-focused residents getting positive results and seeking to highlight our achievements, which have been many.
Vote Row B on November 7 and you will get Proven Leadership, Working For You!
Carl P. Fortuna, Jr.
Fortuna is First Selectman of Old Saybrook