I\u2019m writing today to give my ringing endorsement to David Gidwani for 1st Ward Alderman.\u00a0 Who am I and why is my endorsement something worth heeding?\u00a0 Well that\u2019s just it.\u00a0 I\u2019m no different than any other hard working citizen who\u2019s proud of our City of Shelton.\u00a0 I have been close friends with David for at least five years and I would call him a mentor of sorts as I\u2019ve been slowly trying to get involved with public service as my time allows. David is incredibly open-minded with an even temperament that is admirable to say the least in the typically polarizing world of politics we can find ourselves in.\u00a0 He\u2019s exactly what Shelton needs as a balance to the many priorities of a very diverse group of residents. Too often we\u2019re pelted by the naysayers who would have us believing that Shelton were a one trick pony of low taxes. Well David would tell you that there\u2019s so much more to Shelton than low taxes and that there\u2019s a lot more that goes into running a city efficiently. He has quietly served our city as a volunteer and member of the Republican Town Committee and more specifically on the very important steering committee which has so many factors to consider in its duty to guide policy and establish city wide goals. From a personal standpoint, he\u2019s such a great guy, down to earth and easy to talk with. He is a very successful business owner and has a wonderful family. David\u2019s wife is an educator herself, and in the very important area of education she is a positive influence on his outlook on the children of Shelton and he will be very attuned to the needs of our schools. As a life long Sheltonite, I\u2019m certain there is so much we have to take pride in, especially considering the greater economic and quality of life environment we find ourselves in within the state of CT.\u00a0 We are a beacon, and before us we have a true gentleman who\u2019s more than willing to carry the torch for years to come in our great city.\u00a0 On\u00a0Nov. 7\u00a0vote David Gidwani for 1st Ward Alderman.