Letter: Walsh for Cape Elizabeth council

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As a resident of Cape Elizabeth for over 37 years, I am writing to give my support to Jim Walsh who is running for the open seat on the Cape Elizabeth Town Council. Jim ran for the council seat opening last January with a respectable showing, and I am extremely pleased that he is running again.

I have known Jim for over 20 years both professionally and as a family friend. Jim’s background in business and finance, his ability to bring people together to work towards consensus for the common good, and setting priorities will serve our town well. Jim has prepared and managed multi-million dollar budgets in his professional career in the public and private sectors, and he will be a great resource for rational and creative thinking on the council as it works to balance the needs of our community and available funds.

Not only is Jim a long-time resident of Cape Elizabeth, but Jim has served the community at large as well in leadership positions with area organizations such as the Greater Portland United Way, Maine College of Art, Diocese of Portland, St. Bartholomew’s Church, to name a few.

Jim, with his wife Kathy, have a history of service with the town, a respect and love for Cape Elizabeth, its schools and its people, that is  truly genuine. I highly endorse Jim Walsh and respectfully encourage voters to elect him for the Cape Elizabeth Town Council in November.

Diane Churchill
Cape Elizabeth