Published October 25, 2017. Last updated 11:11 a.m., October 24, 2017
I am writing in support of Renee Root Shippee for the Old Saybrook Police Commission. Renee has been a resident of Old Saybrook all her life and is co-owner of Roots Auto Repair. Many may remember when Renee worked in management at Stop and Shop. It is this local knowledge of Old Saybrook and its residents that will make Renee an ideal candidate for the Police Commission.
Renee does not come from another town with the bias of how another police department is run. Renee grew up in this town, Old Saybrook. Renee knows the questions and concerns the residents of this town have and will seek clarification on police budget issues. Renee will strive to make the Police Commission more responsive to residents’ concerns and will have the commission oversee the Police Department, not the other way around.
I encourage your readers to give the residents of Old Saybrook a voice on the Police Commission and vote for Renee Root Shippee, Democrat, on Nov. 7.