“06880” readers know Westport inside and out. Downtown, zoning, the budget, education — you name it, you’ve got opinions.
Now Hadley Rose, Eileen Flug and Patty Strauss want you to run.
Run for the RTM, that is.
Hadley is RTM moderator. Eileen is deputy moderator. Patty Strauss is town clerk.
That’s all you need to know. Really.
Okay, it helps to know that the RTM is the Representative Town Meeting — Westport’s 36-member legislative body.
You should also know that of the 9 districts, there are several uncontested races — in fact, some do not even have enough candidates to fill every spot.
It’s easy to say “I don’t have the time.” Well, no one does. But plenty of folks make time — monthly evening meetings — to serve their town. And to have a direct impact on everything from human beings to dogs and deer.
It’s easy to say “I’m not a politician.” Great! The RTM is non-partisan.
It’s easy to say “I don’t know enough about Westport.” What better way to learn about the town?
It’s easy to say “It’s okay. Someone else will run.”
But if you decide to throw your hat into the (pretty small) ring, here’s how:
First, pick up a petition at the Town Clerk’s office. After gathering 25 signatures of registered voters in your district, return the petition to the Town Clerk by Tuesday, September 13. Once the returned petition is certified by the Town Clerk, your name will be placed on the ballot as a candidate to represent your district.
How easy is that?!