I am voting for Catherine Albin for Board of Finance on Nov. 5. Catherine has been serving on the Board of Finance, and she has quickly distinguished herself as a voice of reason. She has a grasp for the financial concepts that this board requires and does not lose sight of how financial decisions impact the quality of our town services. Catherine brings a viewpoint to the table that enriches the decisions of the Board of Finance. Having served several years ago on the Board of Education, she knows the school budget inside and out. She understands where cost savings are possible on this largest of line items in the town budget, and at the same time keeping a balanced eye on keeping Fairfield's schools impeccably strong. Catherine is someone you can trust.

If you are on a fixed income, Catherine understands the importance of controlling taxes. If you are a parent in the school district, Catherine understands the importance of providing high-quality education. If you live in Fairfield for its beauty, its parks and beaches and quality of life, Catherine believes that these too are virtues to be protected. If you believe it's important to have the view of a woman who is qualified for this board, which (for whatever reason) is male dominated, then Catherine should be your choice.

I encourage you to vote for Catherine Albin on Nov. 5.

Ellery Plotkin

Fairfield

The writer is the chairman of the Fairfield Democratic Town Committee.