Oscar Heller

Candidate statement: Heller for Selectboard, Brattleboro

My name is Oscar Heller, and I'm running for Selectboard. I believe I have the temperament and skills to do a great job on your behalf. I value thoughtfulness, hard work, and public engagement. I'm not afraid to admit when I don't understand something, or to ask hard questions on behalf of the public. And I'm not afraid to stand alone or take a hard vote if I disagree.

I found Brattleboro through Camp Waubanong and moved here permanently 10 years ago. Since then I've started two small businesses, bought a building and become a landlord on Elliot Street, and gotten involved in local politics.

I first joined the Energy Committee, and I am currently a town meeting representative and a member of the Finance Committee. I'm 35 years old, and I want to be a part of building our future.

As a Finance Committee member for four years and former chair, I plan to bring my experience to bear on next year's budget process after some speed bumps this year. That's a priority for me.

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