Editor, Advertiser,

As a third generation resident, graduate of the New Canaan schools, Rotarian and business owner in New Canaan, I urge you to support John Engel for Selectman. Both candidates have managed large budgets and negotiate on behalf of their clients every day. What cemented my support is John Engel’s intimate knowledge of downtown and real estate issues that are such pressing issues for the town.

John’s skills and experience will benefit our downtown immediately. He will bring new businesses (just as he did recruiting School of Rock to New Canaan) that energize our downtown and benefit our tax base. John knows our local business’s history, and will advocate for our town. John knows and understands the wide range of issues in the town through his day to day involvement over the past 33 years. He brings not only a longer, but a broader perspective to the job than his opponent.

Scott Hobbs