WESTPORT, Conn. The following letter was submitted by Westport resident Marjorie Almansi.
I am writing this letter in support of Jennifer Tooker for the Board of Education. We have been neighbors and close friends since her first week here.
When Jen told me she was running for the Board of Education, I wanted to learn more about its role. The board has a few key responsibilities focusing on setting strategic goals and objectives for the schools, managing the budget and communicating with the community. Through her professional experience, Jen is perfect for the role. For the past 20 years she has managed teams of individuals around the globe, setting strategies, maximizing budget effectiveness and creating a work environment that is based on respectful debate and communication.
It is not only her professional background that impresses me. Her three children, ages 10, 8 and 3, keep her active in the community. She is a dual volunteer as a member of the Conservation Commission and a soccer coach. She understands the issues in the town and knows how to get things done.
Jen will be a tremendous asset to the Board of Education. Her professional background along with the fact that she is honest, hardworking and maintains the highest ethical standards is why I fully support her. Please join me in voting for Jennifer Tooker on Nov. 8.
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