Town of Putney Selectboard chairperson Aileen Chute is running for reelection to a second three-year term. I am voting for her because:
• Her forthright public statements affirming affordable housing and its residents have proven that she is a leader in Putney: Leaders do what is principled.
• She has demonstrated her natural ability to chair public meetings: dealing fairly with pacing and debate while mentoring her less-experienced Selectboard colleagues in close collaboration with Putney's town manager and ensuring that everyone who wants to speak has been heard.
While no one agrees with all that selectpersons do, I agree that Aileen Chute does them well and has earned reelection.
This letter to the editor was submitted to The Commons.