Friday, September 25, 2020


Experienced and Dedicated

In the upcoming Westbrook municipal election on Nov. 5, I am proud to support some experienced and dedicated men and women to serve on our local boards.

For the Board of Finance, I believe Jim Dahl and Bill Cummings have the private-sector management experience we need to serve. Jim, currently on the board, has been a healthcare manager for decades and understands how to balance services and costs. Bill Cummings is a successful entrepreneur and company vice president, who will provide keen insight into the budgetary process.

For the Board of Education, Christine Kuehlewind and Mike Esposito will help bring Westbrook schools to new heights. Christine is a former educator and a current education consultant, so she will provide incredible knowledge to the board about what other school systems have done and what has worked. Mike Esposito is a dedicated volunteer for local causes and a Westbrook parent. He will ensure that Westbrook schools serve every child and will fight against state proposals to force regionalization.

For the Westbrook Library Board, Megan Ruppenicker and Kit Bishop deserve re-election so they can continue the good work both have done. I’ve known both of them for a long time and they are both incredibly dedicated community members who always support our local families and neighbors who depend on library services.

I hope your readers will join me in supporting these candidates on Nov. 5—I know they will work incredibly hard for Westbrook.

Jesse MacLachlan