Editor, Advertiser,

I am writing this letter in support of John Engel for Selectman. John is a person who’s involved himself in the town of New Canaan for many years. By way of example, he’s a regular at the New Canaan Advertiser coffees; but what’s important for voters to know is that he’s attended the coffees for years. Informed citizen first, John sees being selectman as a way to effect change, rather than a political endeavor. John is a civic leader with an indisputable downtown presence; it was no surprise to see the letter of support signed by so many merchants. Anyone in town on any given weekday will likely see him somewhere. He’s a man with his finger on the pulse of New Canaan and the town will do well to have his thoughtful perspective and keen business sense in the Office of Selectman.

Mike O’Neill