I am writing this letter in support of John Engel for Selectman. John is a person who's involved himself in the town of New Canaan for many years. By way of example, he's a regular at the New Canaan Advertiser coffees; but what's important for voters to know is that he's attended the coffees for years. Informed citizen first, John sees being selectman as a way to effect change, rather than a political endeavor. John is a civic leader with an indisputable downtown presence; it was no surprise to see the letter of support signed by so many merchants. Anyone in town on any given weekday will likely see him somewhere. He's a man with his finger on the pulse of New Canaan and the town will do well to have his thoughtful perspective and keen business sense in the Office of Selectman.