Collaboration, Compromise, and Hard Work
I write to share my enthusiastic endorsement of Jamie Young to serve on the Killingworth Board of Selectman.
Jamie and her family have made Killingworth their home for the past 23 years. She is acutely aware of the things that make Killingworth great, including good schools, safe neighborhoods, and a rural, residential character. Jamie is also aware that there are challenges. Aging town infrastructure and increasing demands on our education systems, emergency services, and housing sufficient for all who want to live in town are a few of them. They are all solvable and manageable within our means. To tackle them effectively, we need to work collaboratively and constructively. During most of my tenure as a selectman, this has been the case. Sadly, this last term has been less effective.
To effectively and efficiently manage our government requires nonpartisan collaboration, compromise, and hard work. This is why I wholeheartedly support Jamie for selectman. I cannot imagine a more qualified individual for that kind of approach. She has proven experience in consensus building and problem solving. She holds a graduate degree in ethics, and a law degree with a specialization in mediation and contracts. She has also worked in various offices within our state government, serving both former governor Jodi Rell as associate legal counsel and former governor Dannel Malloy in the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection.
In town, Jamie has an extensive résumé of volunteer and civic work with organizations such as the Killingworth Women’s Organization, the Killingworth Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and several Killingworth commissions.
In closing, I again endorse my friend and neighbor, and—with your readers’ votes for both of us on Nov. 2— our new selectman, Jamie Young.
Selectman Lou Annino, Jr.
Democrat Lou Annino, Jr. is seeking re-election in November.