I am writing in support of Scott Frei who is running for Westfield City Council District Four.
I have known Scott for a decade, and I am proud to call both him and his wife, Karla, friends. I first met Scott through WYSI when he served as my oldest son’s football coach, and he went on to coach my son through multiple football seasons and sports. I recently asked my son, now in high school, what he remembered most fondly about Coach Frei, and my son said, “Coach had the perfect balance of being tough and being caring.” I think that those qualities are what I also look forward to about having Scott serve on our city council. He has the fortitude to be his own man, ask the hard questions and make tough decisions when they are warranted; however, Scott also exhibits empathy, compassion and grace when called upon.
Scott Frei will work toward controlling our current debt and minimizing our future debt. He would like to revisit our Comprehensive Plan and has ideas on how to diversify our tax base. Scott believes it is important to concentrate on planned, sustainable growth rather than unmeasured, reactionary growth.
I am proud to publicly support Scott Frei for Westfield City Council District Four; however, I am even more proud to call this man of great character a friend. If you live in District Four, vote for Scott Frei on or before May 7.
Erica A. Strahm, Westfield