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Extremely Well-Qualified

Published Oct 25, 2017 • Last Updated 11:11 am, October 24, 2017

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Kirk Carr, my husband of 44-plus years, is the best choice for first selectman. With our children grown, we retired here almost 10 years ago. Besides spending so much time already to make a difference in Clinton, who is Kirk Carr?

Kirk was born and raised in Dallas. He abandoned that Texas drawl to broadcast on his college radio station. While in college, he worked summers on construction sites hauling sheetrock. He was an accomplished water skier, a licensed sailor and boater, and an avid tennis player. With our hockey-playing sons, he used to Roller Blade.

Three years ago, after a 50-year hiatus, he resumed taking violin lessons and practices daily. His favorite author is John Irving; his favorite daily read is The Wall Street Journal.

During our marriage, while I taught public school, Kirk worked for The Wall Street Journal in regional, national, and global positions in advertising, management, and operational roles. He has always been fascinated by and eager to learn and to use the latest technologies.

Each promotion or transfer recognized and rewarded him for his tireless effort, his relentless commitment, and his fearless determination to solve problems analytically and creatively. His strength of character, his personal integrity, his strong intellect, and his impish sense of humor all contribute to the courageous, independent man I married. He already knows how to lead, to manage people, and to operate within very large budgets.

Kirk’s extensive business experience and tireless commitment to improving the quality of life for all Clinton residents make him exceptionally capable and extremely well-qualified to provide the strong, effective leadership that our town so urgently needs. Each year, we are shocked that Clinton’s taxes simply continue to skyrocket. Kirk is determined to make a difference. I thank your readers for voting for him.

Jennifer Carr
Clinton

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