Heller: ‘I commend him to you’

I have served on the Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee with Oscar Heller for three years, during one of which he served as chair, and I can enthusiastically recommend his candidacy for a three-year seat on the Brattleboro Selectboard.

Oscar is a flatlander who came to Vermont as a camper and then counselor at Camp W in West Brattleboro. Those summer experiences made him commit to Brattleboro as a place where he wanted to make his life and his work (which is in web design and marketing).

Brattleboro's budget provides for the services residents receive, is the foundation for addressing problems facing the community, and determines the taxes we pay. Because of his dedicated work on the Finance Committee, Oscar has deep knowledge of the budget, and he can work the numbers.

He has also been a member of Representative Town Meeting for five years and served for five years on the Energy Committee, including as chair.

Oscar has progressive values, and yet is responsible and thoughtful. He talks less than others and listens more but, when he speaks, after politely but with determination getting the important information, he does so incisively and with a view that is focused on making decisions that serve the public.

I commend him to you.

F. David Levenbach


This letter to the editor was submitted to The Commons.

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