To the Editor:
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as a Democratic candidate for the Board of Finance. I served on the BOF from 2001-2009, serving as chairman for a number of those years. One of my strengths was my ability to work with BOTH sides of the political aisle to effectively create budgets that represented compromises and cooperation between parties. Even when the BOF was a 3-3 split board, we passed budgets. The best budgets are ones that represent the views of both parties, not just the party in control. All ideas are valid and should be examined and discussed.