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Letter to the Editor: Keep Killingworth Moving Forward

The views stated here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the editors of this newspaper.

I am writing to support the re-election of Cathy Iino as First Selectwoman of Killingworth.

As a town resident of over 30 years, I have appreciated the many fine leaders and citizens who have given so much time and energy to make Killingworth a wonderful place to live and raise a family. I count Cathy as one of those leaders that has helped move Killingworth forward while maintaining the small town atmosphere that so many enjoy. Much of Killingworth’s charm is the strong sense of community.

Cathy is a leader who recognizes and appreciates the differences made by the work that volunteers do in town to supplement, fill gaps and create opportunities. In my experience, she is involved, supportive and has been very helpful in suggesting options to accomplish the goal. I have taken advantage of her one to one sessions that she holds regularly in various businesses in town. She started these sessions years ago and I think it gives a true sense of her style of leadership. She’s not there to talk, but to listen, share, problem solve and assist. She also will ask you to participate in those efforts. As has been evident in her tenure as First Selectwoman, she has her eye on the big picture as well. As fiscal constraints remain ever present from a state and federal level, Killingworth has maintained a fairly low tax rate under her leadership. That is no small feat. Cathy works hard to keep Killingworth growing in a way that works for us. It’s a full time job and she gives it her all.

I encourage people to support her with their votes to keep Killingworth moving forward.

Mary Solera

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