To The Daily Sun,
My name is Phil Wittmann and I am running for the three-year term selectman's position in Alton. My wife and I have been full-time residents of Alton for 35 years. I am in my 26th year as a recreation director in a nursing home-rehab center and have also run a small business as a band leader.
I am running for selectman because I love my town and state and want to give something positive back. I feel, being in the sixth year of a recession, this is a bad time to raise taxes on our citizens. It's possible to hold the line on spending and still take care of our town employees.
I think the most important thing a selectman can do is to listen respectfully to concerns and ideas from citizens and to perform as much town business in public meetings as possible. The citizens should be welcomed partners in their town's affairs. They should not fear intimidation during public input for voicing concerns and exercising their First Amendment rights.
I believe in small government, local control and low taxes. Please consider voting for me on March, 10 as one of the fiscally responsible candidates in the race. I will take my job very seriously and do my best to serve the town I love.
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