I have never before written a letter in support of a candidate for office, but I can't resist doing so for the impressive team of Marpe/Kaner, candidates for Westport Selectmen. I know Jim Marpe best, since he is a member of the church in which I have served as a staff minister these last 10 years. I know Jim as an honest, conscientious leader with a deep background in business and technology management and as a leader of the Westport Board of Education in a number of positions over a period of seven years, where his conservative fiscal management was particularly noteworthy.

I have also met and talked with Avi Kaner, and was pleased with his willingness to spend time with my husband, David, and me to tell us of his varied background, his eagerness to serve Westport and his hopes for Westport's future. Our town will be well served by these two impressively-prepared, skilled leaders.

Diana D. Mrotek