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Letter: Greenwich Resident Supports John Blankley

GREENWICH, Conn. — The following is a letter from Claire Gordon, a Greenwich resident, in support of John Blankley, a Democratic candidate for first selectman:

To the Editor:

I believe John Blankley would make an excellent first selectman for the town of Greenwich. He is an innovative thinker who would work hard to make the best use of our resources.

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 Greenwich needs to be business-friendly. Having a few gray 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 Nov. 8.

Claire Gordon, Cos Cob resident

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