Letter: Westfield clerk treasurer endorses fellow Republican Mike Johns

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Editor,

I have proudly served the Westfield community for 26 years, including five terms as the elected clerk treasurer. As the chief fiscal officer for the City of Westfield, I appreciate the support and the trust that the Westfield community has extended to me. We have all experienced the changes to the community in recent years. The community has both grown and changed in appearance.  While change might be inevitable, selecting the right individuals to lead and govern the community is important.

A great deal of the change that Westfield has experienced is directly attributable to the actions of the common council. Now more than ever, it is important to elect public officials that have the best interests of all the citizens of Westfield in mind and not special interest groups. Over the years there have been some council members that were very knowledgeable and truly cared about our community. Westfield has the opportunity in November to elect a new council member that will continue the tradition of providing good governance and positive leadership. Mike Johns is that individual. I would like to express my appreciation and support for Mike Johns for Westfield City Council District 5.

While getting to know Mike over the last couple years, I can assure you he is the kind of person who will be a positive influence in our community by lending his time and listening to the concerns of our residents. He went to bat for the Village Farms residents on the Landings PUD. In my opinion, he has already proven how valuable he will be to his neighbors and community. I believe Mike and I have developed a positive working relationship as he has with the other council members elect. He will be a positive representative of residents and has a very realistic view of municipal finance and council issues.

Mike Johns is the right candidate for the job. He is truly a man of integrity and accountability. Please vote for Mike Johns Nov. 5.

Cindy Gossard, Westfield Clerk Treasurer

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