August 9, 2020

Letter to the Editor: Tooker Has One of Best Collection Rates in State, Vote For Her to Continue as Old Lyme Tax Collector

To the Editor:

The choice in the election for Old Lyme’s tax collector is clear, Judy Tooker deserves re-election. Judy has dutifully served Old Lyme during her tenure and has a collection rate of about 99% – one of the best in Connecticut. Old Lyme depends on these taxes to fund its schools, town services, and public safety. As an Old Lyme taxpayer, it makes me feel good knowing Judy is so consistent, efficient, and hard working.

Judy is also a lifelong resident of Old Lyme who has built strong relationships with so many people and organizations in town. This goodwill is due to her many years of service and her dedication to our community. She is always out supporting local organizations such as the Old Lyme Fire Department and the Lyme’s Senior Center and her entire family lives in Old Lyme. She is engaged with all aspects of the town, including our schools.

Her commitment to ensuring Old Lyme’s success is apparent to many in town. There is no reason to change course now. Put politics aside in this race and vote for the only candidate with the experience, knowledge, relationships, and strong record. Vote for Judy Tooker.

Sincerely,

Lisa Knepshield,
Old Lyme.

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Letter to the Editor: Tooker’s Record as Tax Collector Merits Her Re-election

To the Editor:

I write in strong support of our Tax Collector, Judy Tooker, for re-election on November 3rd. Old Lyme relies on these taxes to pay for our schools, services, and public safety – so whoever is collecting them needs to be reliable and Judy is. Her track record of collecting over 98% of Old Lyme’s taxes year after year is a testament to her work ethic and her consistency. Judy is clearly committed to ensuring taxes are collected quickly and efficiently and she has done an outstanding job, so there is no reason to change the course now.

Judy is a proud, lifelong Old Lyme resident who has built up so many strong relationships with people of all walks of life. Her love of Old Lyme can be seen through many aspects of her personal life. Her children and grandchildren all live in Old Lyme and Judy can frequently be seen supporting local organizations such as the OLFD, the Lymes’ Senior Center, and all of her grandchildren’s school activities. Our town’s sustainability means the world to her and it makes me feel better knowing we have someone so dedicated to us collecting our taxes.

I hope you will join me in casting a vote for Judy Tooker (4B on the ballot) for another term as tax collector – she’s earned it.

Sincerely,

Lisa Knepshield,
Old Lyme

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