I am writing this letter to show support for John Coutinho’s bid for election to the Select Board. John is a bright, engaging and passionate man with many years of hands-on volunteering for the town. He cares deeply for the town and its citizens. As a member who is stepping off of the board, I can say for certain that the board needs John on it. He has made and will make decisions for the better of Hopkinton. He will not try to bring the national garbage into his decision-making process like other members frequently do. He has always been the epitome of “Think nationally, act locally.” The board needs diversity and differing opinions. John is not afraid to give his opinion. Please join me in voting for John next Monday
— Brendan Tedstone, Hopkinton
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