First Selectman - GOP 2019

 

First Selectman 2019 - Mel Butow

MEL BUTOW

I have over 40 years of Financial and Executive Leadership experience. My goal is to stabilize the town’s tax burden and keeping our young families and those on fixed incomes here in Brookfield. Spending is out of control, therefore taxes increase every year. Republicans are known for their fiscal responsibility. Our current administration has proven that they spend unwisely and have no regard for the consequences of their actions(i.e. higher taxes).

I will work hard to help build on our town’s educational system. In a recent Schooldigger survey, Brookfield was performing only 59.6% better than other school districts. That is a 30% drop in just a few years. I will work with the Board of Education to reverse this trend and increase Brookfield’s standing. Our schools need to make sure our children have the best education available to them. Our schools are one of the many reasons young families will stay or move to our town.

I am Mel Butow and I believe in Brookfield. I am honored to be the Republican candidate for First Selectman of Brookfield. Over the short time I have lived in Brookfield, I have been inspired by its fine people, wonderful history, and great opportunities. And yet, I believe an exceptional future depends on working on key issues that affect all the people of Brookfield. My vision for the coming years addresses four key issues: affordable housing, taxes and financial accountability, education, and development of Four Corners. 

Let me be more specific: 

Affordable Housing:

  • The moratorium will be ending soon.  I will fight to stop the influx of additional affordable housing units. 

Taxes and Fiscal Accountability:

  • I believe the current administration’s spending policies are getting out hand.  I believe we can control the expenses of the town. Working with the Board of Finance, I commit to stabilizing the town’s tax situation and keeping our young families and those on fixed incomes here in Brookfield.

Education

  • Recently Brookfield High School was 79thout of 196 high schools in Connecticut. Not that long in the past this survey ranked Brookfield 7thout of the 189 high schools with a 96.3% percentile rating. I will work with the Board of Education to reverse this trend and increase Brookfield’s standing.

Four Corners Project:

  • The Four Corners project promised adding a town center and a small town feel to Brookfield. We have now gone through over five years of implementation, and yet the end is not in sight.  I commit to be getting this project moving again.

I have over 40+ years of financial management experience.  This will come in handy when the budget is prepared.  I will look at every line item, analyze it, and have input from the various departments. I have the benefit of working in good times and in lean times. I will be versatile and adaptive as circumstances change. I have worked with people who have similar backgrounds, and those who have different viewpoints and interests. With those capabilities, I will lead Brookfield into a bright and promising future. 

Now, I need your support. With you at my side, I hope to bring together all Republicans so that we are a strong united party that can bring about the changes we all want. 

 

 

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