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Two Very Fine Candidates

Published: October 25, 2017 at 12:00 am

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To the Editor:

I am writing in support of two very fine candidates: for Legislative Council District 3 - Kelley Johnson, and Board of Finance - James Gaston, Sr. Anyone who knows either of them understands how well qualified both are for these positions.

Kelley graduated from Newtown High School and is a band alumna. Kelley completed a bachelor's in computer science and engineering, master's in electrical engineering, and MBA. She has worked in both business and engineering roles at Intel Corporation, NASA, Lockheed Martin, and MIT Lincoln Laboratory. She returned to Newtown as an entrepreneur in 2013 and is an active member of our community as a volunteer with the Friends of the CH Booth Library and as a judge for Veterans of Foreign Wars, District 1, Voice of Democracy competition.

Kelley has served on the Board of Finance since 2015. Now, we need to elect her to represent District 3 on the Legislative Council. She has a broad understanding of town issues and is a strong supporter of our schools. Did you know that she was also co-captain of the first girls' soccer team at Newtown High School?

Jim Gaston is an outstanding leader and has given countless volunteer hours to Newtown over the years. His many efforts include: Selectman, Board of Selectmen, 2011-15; vice chair of the Board of Finance, 2001-11, 2015-present (chair/vice chair); warden, Borough of Newtown, 2007-present., Board of Burgesses, Borough of Newtown, 1993-2007; Board of Directors, Family Counseling Center, 1992-2000; Town of Newtown, School HVAC Committee, 2001; founder, Western United Extreme, Inc, Girl's Premier Soccer Club, Board Member 2004-13. He has also served as a judge for Voice of Democracy at VFW Post 308 for many years.

I cannot think of two finer candidates to represent our town on Legislative Council and the Board of Finance. I ask you to join me this election day in voting for Kelley Johnson and James Gaston, Sr. God bless our town.

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