Endorsement letters: McGeehin, Katz, and Kozlark receive support

Below is a Letter to the Editor from this week's Ridgefield Press. If you'd like to have a letter to the editor run next week, email letters to news@TheRidgefieldPress.com. Deadline is 1 p.m. and word count is 300 words.

Below is a Letter to the Editor from this week's Ridgefield Press. If you'd like to have a letter to the editor run next week, email letters to news@TheRidgefieldPress.com. Deadline is 1 p.m. and word count is 300 words.

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McGeehin for town treasurer

It wasn’t that many years ago that the job of the town treasurer was to keep funds in local banks with little regard to yield or the timing of cash needs. In her tenure as treasurer, Molly has raised Ridgefield’s cash management to a very high level of professionalism

She has maximized revenue while carefully observing safe practices. She created state-of-the art tools for cash flow analysis and forecasting that maximize income and liquidity .She has also rewritten investment policy guidelines and created a critical procedures manual.

Molly is extremely well-qualified: a Certified Public Accountant who has operated her own accounting firm in Ridgefield for more than 20 years with a B.S. in accounting from the University of Scranton and an M.B.A. in finance from UConn.

I urge you to for vote for Molly McGeehin for town treasurer on Nov. 5.

Nick Perna

Wilton Road East

Katz for Planning and Zoning

I have known John Katz for over 15 years and have known John to be honest and fair. John cares very much for the town of Ridgefield. I believe he has done a great job with planning and zoning. I would cast my vote for John Kats. He is always at other town meetings for the concerns of Ridgefield.

Ron Mosiello

Fairview Avenue

Reynolds for Police Commission

I encourage you to join me in voting for Tom Reynolds. Tom has been on the Police Commission for 10 years, and has done an outstanding job. He was elected by his fellow commissioners to serve two terms as chairman, an indication of Tom’s leadership skills and his dedication to the commission’s work.

I have known Tom for over three decades. Having served on many boards and committees with Tom, I have come to respect his work ethic and intelligence. Tom makes his mark on every organization where he volunteers, and impresses his fellow board members with his commitment to the cause. He is willing to invest the time to improve the organization, both short term and long term. Tom loves Ridgefield and is committed to making it better.

Tom has lived in Ridgefield for over 40 years. He has also run a business, Reynolds & Rowella, in town for 30+ years.

I am voting for Tom Reynolds on Nov. 5, and I hope you will as well. He deserves to remain on the Police Commission.

Joyce Ligi

Casa Torch Lane

Katz cares about Ridgefield

My wife Monica and I have admired Mr. John Katz’s service to Ridgefield for many years.

Mr. Katz is someone who cares intensely and is totally dedicated to our town, Ridgefield.

Through the years John Katz has become my “guiding light” with respect to voting on major town issues.

John Katz is always concerned with improving our town’s future. Mr. Katz always takes actions that preserve Ridgefield’s reputation as a unique New England village.

I am compelled as well as honored to recommend and endorse John Katz’s continuing to represent Ridgefield as a member of Planning and Zoning.

Victor J Tardino Jr.

Continental Court

Savino will fight to maintain open space

If you care about Ridgefield’s environment and quality of life, Joe Savino deserves your vote for a seat on the Board of Selectmen.

Joe and I served on the Planning and Zoning Commission during the 1990s and worked together on a P&Z Open Space Committee to formulate open space policies and goals for our Plan of Conservation and Development. It was Joe who proposed our open space goal of 30 percent, and that goal remains in place to this day, thanks to Joe’s vision. Joe is a Republican who can be trusted as a custodian of our environment and quality of life.

Michael J. Autuori

Florida Road

Katz is dedicated, knowledgeable

I am writing in support of John Katz’s candidacy for the Planning and Zoning Board. John has been a member of P&Z for many years and is an exceptionally knowledgeable and dedicated member focused on the long term interest of Ridgefield.

I encourage you to support his candidacy.

Chuck Hancock

North Street

Reelect Maureen Kozlark

During the years I have known Maureen Kozlark, I am always impressed with the energy and commitment she brings to improving our town.

While Maureen was on the Board of Education, she worked tirelessly to address the overcrowding in our schools and ensure a top quality education for all students. Since Maureen was elected to serve on the Board of Selectmen, she has focused on watching town expenditures and providing necessary services to all residents.

I urge all Ridgefield voters to cast their vote for Maureen Kozlark and reelect her to the Board of Selectmen.

Laura Leonard

Nutmeg Ridge

Savino has all the right credentials

Your vote for Joe Savino will ensure the election of the most experienced candidate to the Board of Selectmen. Joe is a successful business executive, and he has served on the Police Commission (2014-2019), Board of Finance (2001-2005), Board of Selectmen (1997-1999) and on Planning and Zoning (1992-1997).

As a family man, and 29-year resident, Joe seeks to protect our quality of life, neighborhoods and excellent schools. Joe is honest and independent, and his love for our town is evident in the time he has invested as a community volunteer. Joe’s communication and interpersonal skills are something to be admired and he is always approachable and willing to listen.

Regardless of party affiliation — please do the right thing for our beloved Ridgefield — vote for Joe Savino.

Tracey O’Connor

Prospect Street

Reynolds exudes leadership, respect

There are very few people who live their lives with such intentionality to truly embody the core values they embrace. One of these people is Tom Reynolds. I have witnessed Tom intentionally live out the values I most admire: Integrity, service, respect and community service.

Tom has left a significant mark in town over the course of his 43-year residency, including the founding of Reynolds & Rowella, providing accounting services and most importantly, employment. A tireless public servant, he has served on the Police Commission for over 10 years and currently fills a vacated seat. Tom also serves on multiple charitable boards.

Tom is someone who truly cares about community and serving people, wanting everyone he knows to thrive and succeed.

I couldn’t think of a more qualified candidate for police commissioner. I look forward to voting for him in November.

Noelle Kenny

Topstone Road

Vote for Kozlark

I will be voting to reelect Maureen Kozlark to the Board of Selectmen. During her years of service to Ridgefield, Maureen is always well prepared for discussions, careful to listen to all sides of debates, and measured in her decision-making.

Whether she is working with her fellow selectmen or balancing the variety of viewpoints from constituents, Maureen is fair, respectful and thoughtful. Ridgefield is fortunate to have Maureen Kozlark serving on the Board of Selectmen.

Please cast your vote for Maureen Kozlark — you will continue to be well represented.

Jinny Clark