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Westport Letter: Support Team Marpe/Kaner For Selectmen

Westport Republican Jim Marpe (left) and Avi Kaner are candidates for first and second selectman.
Westport Republican Jim Marpe (left) and Avi Kaner are candidates for first and second selectman. Photo Credit: Facebook

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Westport has a great opportunity on Nov. 5 to elect the strongest duo for first and second selectman in the history of this town.

Westport has been moving along year to year with inadequate attention paid to controlling taxes, restraining spending and properly maintaining our infrastructure. We need the beaches, marinas and golf course in wonderful condition and our schools to continue their outstanding performance while maintaining fiscal discipline. We need leadership with real world experience in both financial management and operations management.

We have a great team:

Jim Marpe Nearly 10 years on the Board of Education, has served as Interim Chairman and Vice Chairman from 2007-12. He has demonstrated strength of character with deep commitment and understanding of our educational assets.

A retired senior partner of Accenture, he understands complex issues in the private and public sector and how to manage teams of professionals to improve organizational operations and performance.  He will bring real managerial expertise to Town Hall which is sorely needed.

Avi Kaner As chairman of Westport's Board of Finance and a member of that board for eight years, he has aggressively pursued waste and inefficiency in our town's budget, while supporting the education process.  As a business owner, he will bring increased discipline to the budgeting and expenditure of our tax dollars.

I have known both men and their families for several years. They are the best we have ever positioned for election to the top offices in Westport.

Vincent Petrecca

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