As a registered Independent, I do not vote along party lines. I vote based on character -- encompassing honesty, integrity, and leadership. We are fortunate to have candidates that have these qualities. I am supporting Jim Marpe for first selectman. Jim has the leadership and vision to govern Westport effectively for all residents.
I came to know Jim during his years on the school board. He had a saying: "Westport cannot afford to let our schools go from great to good." That insight and determination applies to town services and finances as well. With his successful business background and his volunteer experience on the Board of Education, Jim Marpe is perfectly suited to be Westport's next first selectman.
Leadership does matter. Vote for Marpe/Kaner.