Every Tuesday until Election Day, GOOD Morning Wilton will publish endorsements received by the candidates. This information has been compiled from press releases sent by the campaigns. These are not endorsements from GMW.com.

Gail Lavielle R-143Gail Lavielle, State Representative, 143rd District Endorses Lynne Vanderslice for First Selectman

Gail Lavielle, state representative, 143rd District and former Wilton Board of Finance member, recently expressed her support for Lynne Vanderslice for first selectman.

“Lynne has the management skills, the ability to deal simultaneously with multiple issues, and the focus on detail that are essential for the job of first selectman. Not only is she very good at this kind of work, but she also enjoys it, which means that she will do the job with great enthusiasm. We are most fortunate that Lynne is willing to bring her singular talents and energy to this leadership role in our Town,” Lavielle said.

Scott Gioffre-photoScott Gioffre, Former Vice President of A Better Chance of Wilton, Endorses Vanderslice

Scott Gioffre, former vice president of A Better Chance of Wilton, recently endorsed Lynne Vanderslice, with the following statement:

“I worked with Lynne during many of her 15 years with A Better Chance of Wilton, including serving as vice president during her first year as president. Lynne is a committed, hardworking, thoughtful leader and a creative problem solver.

“In addition Lynne is passionate about the power of education. She demonstrated this through her support and advocacy for A Better Chance students while they attended Wilton High School, through her mentoring of numerous high school students and through the free academic support programs she provided to economically disadvantaged students in Danbury. Lynne’s commitment and dedication was further demonstrated by her continued mentoring and support of ABC students well after their high school graduation.

“As the father of three Wilton students, I appreciate Lynne’s passion for the value of education and as a Wilton taxpayer and a financial professional, I appreciate her proven focus on minimizing tax increases.

“I will be voting for Lynne on Nov. 3 and encourage you to do the same.”

Andy Pforzheimer-photoAndy Pforzheimer, Former Democratic Board of Finance Member, Endorses Vanderslice

Andy Pforzheimer, former Democratic Board of Finance member, recently announced his support of Lynne Vanderslice. Pforzheimer and Vanderslice served together on the Board of Finance from 2008 to 2013 and on the Wilton Library Association Board from 2000 to 2002. In expressing his support, Pforzheimer reflected on his experience working with Vanderslice:

“Lynne was the quintessential non-partisan citizen volunteer. The reason that the Board of Finance worked as well as it did for the eight years I served on it was that members left politics behind and rolled up their sleeves. During my time on the Board with Lynne we had low tax increases, we reduced our pension deficit, and we put into place additional public meetings. Lynne was the driving force in our mil rate deliberations, our role in the teacher negotiations, and our citizen outreach. Plain and simple, we got things done and she was a big part of that.”

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