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(Oct. 30, 2019) — My husband and I have lived in Killingworth for 20 years. Like many others, we were drawn to its beauty and rural character. Over the past 10 years, under the leadership of our First Selectman, Cathy Iino, the town has done an exceptional job of maintaining its natural charm while promoting and fostering business development. Cathy is so effective in her role, in part, because she is warm, approachable and humble. She actively engages competing points of view to achieve the best possible results for the town.
Just one recent example illustrates her commitment to Killingworth: I attended a meeting with Cathy Iino on Sunday evening. She came dressed in rain gear, and I wondered why. It turns out she had just gone to investigate a drainage project along Roast Meat Hill Road. She had been out with the town’s road foreman and one of the town’s engineers, on a rainy Sunday afternoon, because a resident had expressed concern on Facebook. This is the responsiveness and dedication that Cathy has consistently shown for her work, and we are fortunate that she is willing to keep doing it.
Cathy Iino has my vote on November 5 because she understands the needs of Killingworth and has a proven record of achieving results.