Editorial: Supporting Shahidul Mannan for Selectmen

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Dear Editor,

I am writing in support of Shahidul Mannan for Board of Selectman. During my tenure on the School
Committee, I had the pleasure of working with Shahidul in his role on the Appropriations Committee for
several years. His work on the Appropriations Committee gives Shahidul a deep understanding of the
budgetary needs of all town departments. Professionally, his work in corporate leadership, budget
development, and strategic planning provide an excellent foundation for Shahidul to play a key role on
the Board of Selectmen in strategically managing growth and maintaining fiscal discipline for the town.
He asks probing questions, and has forward-thinking ideas about increasing commercial revenue for the
town which will help support growth while lessening the tax impact on individual homeowners. I find
Shahidul to be a man of great integrity, intellect, and diplomacy, and admire his sincere commitment to
all of the residents of Hopkinton. Please join me in voting for Shahidul Mannan on May 20.

Jean Bertschmann
4 Cider Mill Road