I have been serving on the Board of Selectmen for the past eight years. During that time, I've been privileged to talk with many citizens, and I appreciate the kind words of support I've received over the years.
It has not been easy being the lone Democrat on the North Haven Board of Selectmen. But I've worked very hard to always be prepared and to represent all North Haveners.
I take my role on the board very seriously; it is an honor to serve the town I love, my hometown, where I've lived all my life. I am a 1974 graduate of North Haven High School, where I was a varsity athlete.
I've developed a good working relationship with my fellow board members, but I've always been certain to emphasize areas of disagreement with Mr. Freda. I believe respectful discussion of different opinions is good for the town and leads to better decision-making. I also enjoy writing my monthly column to keep folks informed about town events.
I also appreciate the many opportunities I've had to organize or participate in special events in town; like the 2015 ceremony for World War II veterans, or, in 2018, for World War I veterans, or the recent 9-11 ceremony on the green. These events are an important part of being a member of the Board of Selectmen, a function I am honored to serve.
I believe I have the skills and experience to serve on the Board of Selectmen. I have a bachelor's degree in political science, a master's degree in public administration, and a law degree. I served two years on the North Haven Community Services Commission, four years on the Board of Finance, and now eight years on the Board of Selectmen.
I have been operating my own law practice here in North Haven for over 35 years. I was also active for many years in girls and women's sports programs with Parks and Rec., as a softball coach, sponsor and player. I was also a volunteer for Boy Scouts and a history tutor for the North Haven Board of Education.
I am anxious to keep working hard for the town. I am asking for your vote on Nov. 2.
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