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A Sincere Endorsement

Published: September 12, 2018 at 01:55 pm

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To the Editor:

If you’ve read previous endorsements for Rebekah Harriman-Stites, you will know she is a grass-roots activist, a small business owner, and a tireless supporter of education. You should also know that she listens to community input and works tirelessly to improve Newtown.

Rebekah is an energized team member and a skillful leader. I’ve had the chance to see Rebekah’s work up close and found that she sees the talents of others and assembles a team accordingly.

One of the most difficult jobs for a Board of Education is the choice of superintendent. I have been involved in this several times, and the dynamics of the decision-making among diverse opinions are complicated. In any group, you will have multiple points of view and deadlines that may work against each other. When I was chair of the Board of Education, Rebekah was my top choice to lead the superintendent selection committee because I knew she would be able to balance the time commitment with ensuring everyone’s voice was heard. Rebekah’s ability to keep the committee focused on results drove an excellent process, ensuring Newtown a superintendent we can be proud of.

I sincerely endorse Rebekah Harriman-Stites for Connecticut State Representative for the 106th district and encourage you to vote for her as well.

My comments are my own and not on behalf of the Board of Finance, of which I am a member.

Keith Alexander

8 Fawnwood Road, Sandy Hook         September 12, 2018

 

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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
33% (1 vote)
“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
33% (1 vote)
“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
33% (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: 3