Letter: Put aside ideology in Falmouth elections

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In six weeks there will be an election to select two new members of the Falmouth Town Council, an incumbent and open seat on the School Board, and approval of the school budget. We have very capable people running for these positions, and the school budget has been discussed and analyzed in open forums since February.

There are four candidates for the two Town Council seats. Each brings different personal backgrounds, professional experience and political ideology to the equation. It is important to look into each candidate and understand who they are and what their election would mean to how we establish the priorities of our town.  My first year as a member of the Town Council has shown me the importance of temperament and willingness to reach consensus regardless of political or personal views in accomplishing our goals. I encourage voters to elect members to the Town Council who will put the good of the town ahead of personal beliefs or ideology so we can continue to operate in almost unanimous consent on the issues that impact us all.

For the School Board, we have two unopposed candidates running for the two seats. It is important to remember that the school budget is on the ballot and voters will need to approve it. The Town Council unanimously supports this budget and continuing to provide a level of education that ranked Falmouth “the No. 1 town to live and learn in America.”

Town Councilor Chris Orestis