We are very fortunate to have such highly qualified, highly experienced and proven professionals available to us Westporters with Jim Marpe for first selectman and Avi Kaner on the same ticket. In addition to Jim Marpe's incredible record of success in the private sector at Accenture and more recently on the Westport Board of Education, what has truly impressed me is Jim's genuine encouragement to all, regardless of one's political persuasion, to provide one's opinion and his eagerness to adopt a better idea. Yes, inclusiveness is another positive attribute Jim Marpe exhibits in abundance.
It is relatively easy to present good policy, but it is few who can follow through to full implementation. Leadership requires one's ability to accept, discuss and modify many inputs, while bringing the town leadership team together. Jim Marpe has demonstrated outstanding leadership both in his professional career and in public service for Westport. Jim Marpe and Avi Kaner both have a proven record of success in negotiations with senior executives and with unions, a much-desired skill given the looming employee pension and health care issues we face in Westport. Imagine the unparalleled power of the Marpe/Kaner team with each having experienced success in both private and public sector environments.
Vote Marpe/Kaner on Nov 5 for the proven leadership Westport needs.