To The Daily Sun,
An open letter to voters in Alton:
My name is Lou LaCourse and I'm running for selectman in Alton. I would like to let you know who I am and what I stand for.
I was born and raised in New Hampshire and I'm an independent and a conservative. My work experience is in manufacturing and includes quality, human resources, budgeting, planning and operations. I also serve on the Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Zoning Amendment Committee in Alton and do my best to serve the needs of my community. I'm an avid outdoorsman, hunter, fly fisherman and conservationist.
I believe the combination of my work background, experience in Alton's local government and outside interests provides me with the unique set of tools needed to do a good job representing my fellow citizens in Alton as we work together to complete Alton's Master Plan.
Alton will grow whether we want it to or not, and we need to put plans into action to anticipate and control the growth before it arrives. I don't want to see apartment complexes in Alton or multi-family buildings beyond the absolute minimum need. I do want to see taxes to stay low and prefer to find other means of increasing revenues when needed. I want to strip items in the town budget that do not need to be there.
We sometimes concentrate on a few items we find obvious, but "the devil is in the details," and in my experience small cuts in each of several areas will save much more money.
I don't pretend to have all the answers for Alton, but if elected will do my best to serve the needs of my fellow citizens. Please choose Lou LaCourse when voting for selectman in Alton.