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10/27/2021 08:00 AM

For Broader Representation

In response to the Oct. 14 Robert G. Fahrenholz letter “We Should Be Wary,” Fahrenholz warned us to “be wary of having the same person in multiple positions of authority in Killingworth’s town government” in referring to the upcoming election. He neglects to mention that there is a candidate for Board of Finance on the Killingworth Democratic slate, Annie Stirna, who currently holds positions on four town boards or committees. These include the Board of Finance, Economic Recovery Commission, River COG, and chair of the Committee on Alternative Housing. Each committee holds a critical role in making key recommendations on spending taxpayer money. She is also chair of the Democrat Town Committee and therefore responsible for making recommendations to the Board of Selectmen for members of the Democratic Party, who will be appointed to other boards and commissions. Most of these are not elected, but rather appointed by the Board of Selectmen.

Hopefully the next first selectman will be a proponent for broader representation in town government.

Todd Blewett


Republican Todd Blewett is seeking a seat on the Board of Finance.