To the Editor:
I believe John Blankley would make an excellent 1st Selectman for the Town of
I worked for John some years ago, when he was EVP Finance at Stolt-Neilsen. His leadership style is straightforward, and he communicates his high expectations clearly, and with a sense of humor.
While at Stolt, he pioneered the entry of the shipping industry into the equity markets. His creative approach to problem-solving would be a huge asset in tackling our budget challenges, and John has a wealth of management and financial expertise on which to draw.
Our town has considerable resources, abundant natural beauty and talented people. We also have competing interests and budgetary constraints.
As a father of three, John appreciates the need for excellent schools. Running his own company has made him aware that
Having a few grey hairs means he is tuned in to the needs of seniors – our community should be a great town for everyone to live in.
I urge you to join me in voting for John Blankley on November 8, 2011.
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