I am writing in support of re-electing John Coutinho for Select Board.
What is impressive about John is that when asked to help with something, he sees the problem through all possible avenues to get it resolved. He asks where he can help, actively listens and explores all options. He knows the system well because he has been on most every committee in town and has built trust with each committee, board and union.
As a lake resident we have been dealing with a few major concerns and have sought out John as a Select Board member for advice and support. He followed through with the lake weeds issue by attending other town committee meetings to give his input and push for viable solutions. John was also attentive to concerns raised by Parks and Recreation and lake residents if Sandy Beach was not opened this summer due to COVID-19 and he voted in favor of getting the proper funding to open Sandy Beach.
I hope the lake community especially can see what an asset it will be to have John re-elected and in our corner. Get out to vote. Mail in your votes early!!!
— Sabine St. Pierre, Hopkinton
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