Every Friday until Election Day, GOOD Morning Wilton publishes Letters to the Editor that we’ve received about the candidates and/or election-related issues. To learn more about our election coverage guidelines and policies, click here.

Preston and Hemmerle:  A Demonstrated Track Record

To the Editor:

I am writing in support of Andrea Preston and Glenn Hemmerle, who are candidates for the Wilton Board of Education. Glenn has been a member of the Board since 2013 and is running for another four year term. He has also served on the Wilton Library Board and the Wilton Energy Commission.

Andrea is currently on the Wilton Planning & Zoning Commission and has previously served on the Zoning Board of Appeals as an Alternate and on the Water Pollution Control Authority.

Both Andrea and Glenn have a demonstrated track record of service to the Town and have earned your vote on Election Day.

Don Drummond

Board of Selectmen Needs Deb McFadden

To the Editor:

The Board of Selectmen needs Deb McFadden. Her perspective, like that of recently retired selectman, Dick Dubow, is intelligent, fiscally responsible, and compassionate. She is a problem solver. She believes in bipartisan cooperation. She loves Wilton and is dedicated to growing the grand list so that others who love this town, young and old, can stay here. Return Deb to the Board of Selectmen.

Bob Carney

Hemmerle and Preston will Work Hard to Protect Wilton’s High-Quality Public Education

To the Editor:

Wilton’s public schools are best-in-state, and they are among the town’s most valued assets, but they face growing challenges:  tighter budgets and taxpayer fatigue, onerous and uncertain state mandates, sensitive program and curriculum changes and increased comparisons with, and competition from, peer and even non-peer school systems. Wilton needs to elect skilled, dedicated and experienced Board of Education members, like Glenn Hemmerle and Andrea Preston, who will work hard to address these challenges while still protecting the high-quality public education that the Wilton community has come to expect and celebrate. Please vote for Glenn and Andrea on Nov. 7.

Scott Lawrence

McFadden–Tireless Volunteer Dedicated to Getting Things Done

To the Editor:

Anyone who has volunteered for our town of Wilton knows there are those key people who work tirelessly to get things done. People whose dedication to making Wilton a strong community never ceases. It is my privilege to know one of these people–Deb McFadden–and to ask for you to vote for her for Board of Selectmen. As a former Selectman, she brings management expertise and experience. Professionally and politically, she is a problem-solver and a champion of tolerance and civility. She will work to grow the town’s tax base so that all Wiltonians, young and old, can feel comfortable staying in the town. Wilton needs a diversity of perspectives on the board, which is another reason why I support Deb McFadden.

Jackie Kremer

McFadden Knows How Town Works

To the Editor:

In the upcoming election, Deborah McFadden is the best choice for the Board of Selectmen. Her experience in town government as a former Selectman and Constable means Deb knows how our town works. Her community resume is too long to describe here, including service as a board member on the Norwalk River Valley Trail, the Wilton Security Task Force, and the Trackside Teen Center. Obviously, Deb likes to work! Let’s put her to work for Wilton on Election Day.

Tom Burgess

McFadden is Committed to Bi-partisanship & Devoted to Wilton

To the Editor:

I urge Wilton to vote for Deborah McFadden for selectman on Nov. 7.  My recommendation stems from personal experience. As a member of the Wilton Democratic Town Committee (“DTC”), I have had the pleasure of working with Deborah, who is the DTC Chair.  I am continually impressed with Deborah’s professionalism and management skills.  Deborah is devoted to Wilton and is committed to bi-partisanship in applying her substantial problem-solving ability on behalf of Wilton.  Her particular local interest is growing the Grand List, which of course benefits us all by lowering our taxes. Deborah is what Wilton needs.

Diane Martucci

Low Has Wealth of Knowledge and Experience

To the Editor:

Wilton voters should elect Debbie Low to the Board of Education; someone bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to current educational discussions and decisions affecting the quality of education in Wilton. A long-time Wilton resident, Debbie has been English teacher, assistant and principal of Wilton High School and assistant superintendent. I had the privilege of witnessing her leadership and knowledge of K-12 curriculum, her understanding of assessment data, and her ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and members of the Board of Education. How fortunate every Wilton child will be with Debbie Low on the Board of Education!

Pat Gould

McFadden–Problem Solver Who Believes in Bipartisan Cooperation & Solutions

To the Editor:

I support Deb McFadden for Wilton Board of Selectmen. Deb is a problem solver who believes in bipartisan cooperation and solutions. She has served Wilton in many roles for years and is dedicated to creating an economic environment that will allow all Wiltonians, young and old, to remain here if they wish. Her perspective, like Democrat Dick Dubow‘s before her, is exactly what the BOS needs.

Leslie Holmes

A Life Devoted to Public Service Makes McFadden Suited to Serve Wilton

To the Editor:

Deb McFadden is a special person. I am a 14-year Wilton resident and have participated in many Town activities. Our Town runs on the efforts of all the volunteers who serve in appointed or elected positions, and staff community organizations, who and make Wilton the special place it is.

So what makes Deb so uniquely suited to serve on the Wilton Board of Selectmen? Her entire life has been devoted to public service. We both worked for local governments in staff positions. That experience is vital to understand not only how government works, but how it is such a vital part of our society. She combines that experience with a record of dedication to serving our citizens. I have personally worked with Deb on the Democratic Town Committee and have seen two things first hand. One is her drive and intelligence to get things done. If you have ever managed an organization made up of volunteers, you will appreciate the challenges it presents. Deb, through intelligence, competence and caring, knows how to get people motivated to do things. Of greatest importance is her commitment to the highest ideals of public service. Her dedication and commitment is true and will drive her to serve all of Wilton’s citizens, regardless of political affiliation.

Bob Sabo

Passion and Experience Make McFadden Ideal Candidate for Selectman

To the Editor:

This November’s election in Wilton presents an opportunity to strengthen our town government and provide a strong voice to ensure all residents are represented. Deb McFadden has given countless hours to our town through many volunteer roles to make Wilton a better place. As a trouble-shooter in the Salt Lake City mayor’s office, she took on and solved the toughest problems. Her passion and experience makes her the ideal candidate for the Board of Selectmen. She represents all of us.  With a background  in business development, Deb will work with other BOS members to strengthen Wilton’s economic base.  Wilton needs Deb!

Victoria Rossi