On Wednesday October 12, I went to a business breakfast to hear the Simsbury Republican candidates that are up for election and was favorably impressed with their credentials. Kevin Schultz, who is running for First Selectman, is a retired executive of Ensign-Bickford and brings 40 years of business experience to the table. He volunteers in the Income Tax Assistance Program in Simsbury and is an English as a second language tutor. He is also involved with helping sports such as, Simsbury Soccer Club and YMCA basketball. He is an officer of the Simsbury Golf League and Simsbury Farms Men’s Club.
Also running for selectman is Sean Askham who was born and bred in Simsbury. He is the managing director of the Travelers Insurance Company and is a member of Simsbury’s Planning Commission. He was a past president of the Farmington Valley Rowing Association and is concerned with responsible land use and open space preservation.
Another candidate for selectman who is completing her first term after winning a special election in March is Nancy Haase. She has been an account executive at Spitfire Communications and a sales and marketing professional. She has served on the Simsbury Economic Development Commission and zoning board of appeals and serves on many town committees which deal with the arts, education, and sports.
Running for re-election as selectman is Moira Wertheimer who deserves praise for a job well done as a selectman for the last six years. She is an attorney and a registered nurse who volunteers to help seniors at McLean Home and helps the disabled and those in need. Her expertise is in counseling and mediation being a graduate of Georgetown University.
All of these candidates are successful in business and will put Simsbury first in helping the community. A slate of candidates like this is what Simsbury needs to prosper and grow. If anyone wants to speak with them, the candidates will be at the Simsbury Public Library from 6 to 8 p. m. on October 25 in the program room.