Walko: Tesei Exemplifies Action, Experience, Integrity

Letter to the editor submitted by Stephen Walko, Oct 31, 2017

Action, Experience, Integrity; these three words aptly describe our First Selectman.  For the past 20 plus years, I have had the pleasure of working with Peter Tesei witnessing first hand his ability to make intelligent decisions for the benefit of all citizens.

Over the past decade Peter has capably run the Town, which is roughly a $400 million dollar corporation, with integrity and resolve.  Peter has consistently supported the three core functions of government: public safety; education and maintenance of our quality of life.

Under the guidance and leadership of Peter Tesei, the Town can boast about its AAA rating and its ability to successfully negotiate collective bargaining agreements with its unions without fanfare or acrimony (maybe Peter can contact Hartford and give it some advice on both of these points).  He has listened and he has responded.  He is our friend, our colleague, our mediator, our debater of ideas and most importantly our leader.  He deserves all of those titles and more.

Ask yourself, as residents and taxpayers of the Town of Greenwich, has Peter maintained and improved on our quality of life?  Is the Town in sound financial condition?  Has Peter continued to bring our infrastructure up to an acceptable level?  Has Peter continued to reduce the size of government?  Has Peter spent your taxpayer dollars wisely?  The answer to all of these questions is a resounding “Absolutely”!

Colin Powell said that “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.”

At a time when Hartford continues to fail us, Greenwich shines on with Peter at the helm.

Please join me in making sure we put Greenwich First.  Please join me in supporting Peter Tesei for First Selectman.

Stephen Walko