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In Support Of Will Rodgers

Published: October 31, 2017 at 12:00 am

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To the Editor:

I am enthusiastic in my support of Will Rodgers as Newtown's First Selectman and I strongly encourage voters to elect him to that office on Tuesday, November 7. Will has a long history of service to Newtown: 12 years on the Legislative Council, six as chair; and eight years on the Board of Selectmen. I have come to know him well during these years, my appreciation for his abilities growing as we faced, together, the many challenges and trauma that confronted Newtown over this past decade.

Will has the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for effective leadership. He is independent of mind, often bringing forth new thinking to debates about policy, drawing upon his personal and professional experiences in local government, the military, and in the law. Will is a natural leader, adding value to local governing. He is especially skilled as a problem-solver, seeking the course of action which best meets the needs of the community while respecting the issues and concerns of constituent groups. And Will has the disposition, the natural inclination, to seek common ground, to find a path for disparate groups to share. Governing well and in a way that moves a community forward while preserving mutually held values and core principles calls for a steady hand, a person of substance and quality, with a depth of understanding and life experience. I think Will Rodgers is that man. Vote Rodgers for first selectman on November 7.

E. Patricia Llodra, First Selectman
3 Primrose Street, Newtown         October 31, 2017

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This Week's Poll

Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

“In The Bag” exhibition, on view to September 28
0% (0 votes)
The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
0% (0 votes)
Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
25% (1 vote)
“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
50% (2 votes)
“The Fox on the Fairway” production by Town Players of Newtown, weekends September 21-October 13
0% (0 votes)
“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
0% (0 votes)
Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
0% (0 votes)
Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
0% (0 votes)
“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
25% (1 vote)
Newtown Day, October 6
0% (0 votes)
The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
0% (0 votes)
Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
0% (0 votes)
“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
0% (0 votes)
Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
0% (0 votes)
The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
0% (0 votes)
Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
0% (0 votes)
Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
0% (0 votes)
“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
0% (0 votes)
Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
0% (0 votes)
Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 4