FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The following letters were submitted in support of Michael Herley, who is running for reelection as member of the Representative Town Meeting serving District 1.
A few weeks ago, my husband and I reached out to a number of local officials regarding a children’s safety issue in Southport near the Mill Hill School. Within minutes of our e-mail being sent, RTM Rep. Michael Herley responded and asked if he could reach out to the Fairfield Police Department on our behalf. A few hours later, he informed us he had spoken with Police Chief Gary MacNamara and that the Fairfield Police Department was interested in hosting a community forum at the Mill Hill School this fall to review safety tips for children with local parents. We are very much looking forward to attending this important community meeting once the details are finalized, and we are very appreciative of RTM Rep. Michael Herley for helping us on this important safety matter involving our children.
Call it leadership, call it caring or call it getting the job done. We simply call Michael Herley the type of person we want representing Southport and Mill Hill on the Fairfield RTM.
Please be sure to tell your friends and neighbors to support Michael Herley for RTM District 1 come this November.
Linda and Giorgio Versea
I first met RTM Rep. Michael Herley while we were both pursuing MS degrees in mathematics at Fairfield University back in 2005 and have been impressed with his financial, managerial and leadership acumen ever since. Michael is a deep thinker who is able to connect with people across diverse backgrounds and is passionate about keeping Fairfield affordable.
As a fourth-generation Fairfielder (with family still residing in Fairfield) who graduated from our town’s (formerly one) high school in 1989, and as a former Southport volunteer fireman who proudly served for 10 years, I am gratified to see Michael’s practical record, which includes:
▪ Understanding when the town needs to invest monies in key infrastructure projects, such as improving unhealthy air conditions and adding a second food line to the cafeteria at the Roger Sherman School;
▪ Knowing the town should not fund operating expenses, such as annual road repaving, with long-term borrowed monies;
▪ Supporting balanced environmental legislation, such as requiring gas stations and car washes in Fairfield to have recycle bins readily available for their customers;
▪ Being ahead of the curve in the summer of 2010 by not supporting $350k in borrowed monies for a new ball field, given the economic outlook.
These are just a few examples of Michael ’s balanced approach to investing, preserving and protecting Fairfield taxpayers.
Please join me in encouraging your friends and neighbors in District 1 to support RTM Rep.
Michael Herley on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Fairfield High 1989 graduate
Southport volunteer fireman, 1989-1998
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