Below is an endorsement from State Rep. Dave Robertson:
With the Wilmington municipal election only a few weeks away, I am proud to support and endorse my friend and longtime local resident, business owner, and leader Frank West.
Mr. West has long, local roots – including raising his family here. His family business, West Realty, is a staple business on Main Street and he has spent his entire life contributing and promoting Wilmington. In addition to his business and family, Mr. West is a well respected volunteer here in town as an active as a Scout Leader for our local troop, as a historical expert as Captain of the Wilmington Minuteman, and operating fundraisers out of his commercial property for Toys for Tots. Mr. West has also served our town previously with a considerable positive impact during his time on the selectboard in the mid-00’s. During this time the boards decisions helped attract major commercial investments – giving us a healthy tax base to fund our local government, all paid for by national corporations.
In addition to his many roles in town residents will recognize Mr. West from his commitment to our annual Town Meetings, where he has always thoughtfully and precisely raised or addressed concerns around warrants. A dedicated attendee he has shown up in support of the Senior Center project, spoke against the proposed “hotel” zoning, and has researched and proposed suggestions to rehabilitate old town buildings into senior and veterans housing. His nuanced comments and knowledge on historical and environmentally-sensitive properties have shaped the outcome of votes, and his expert grasp of finances including bonding, property tax for commercial and residential properties, and more have provided clarity and contribution to discussions around warrant articles. People who have seen him speak know that he is passionate, articulate, and respectful of everyone’s opinions.
Above all, I endorse Mr. West because he is a personality sorely needed in politics now. He is collaborative, respectful, and one of our most Knowledgeable residents. Unlike another candidate, he has not insulted his opponents records of local service, and I know he will show the same class and respect to the citizens as he has to everyone in this race. With politics becoming ever more toxic on a federal and even state level, Mr. West is a breath of fresh air with his class, knowledge, and proven track record. I urge everyone to vote for Mr. West this April 22nd, so he may once again serve his life-long home.
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