I am writing this letter of endorsement on behalf of David Contract. I have been a resident of Westfield, specifically, Ward 3 coming on 6 years. When I first moved here, we didn't have a clue on who our representatives were, what was going on in the community or who to reach out to if we had an issue or concern.

Once David Contract got involved as our ward representative (with our new mayor), everything changed. David is dedicated to the cause of public service and genuinely wants to help people. If he doesn't know the answer, I guarantee you he will find someone who does and get back to you very promptly. If you have an issue or a complaint on anything, he will guide you and help steer you through the process as best as he can to get you in front of the right people, but most importantly, he will listen to you and ensure your voice is heard as a Westfield neighbor.

We have all been through a lot this past year with COVID, and I have to say the continuous updates from David were just incredible. Sometimes the news wasn't as good, but the point here is that David was always transparent, and I appreciate that as a resident of the town to keep us aware and vigilant. It also gave us perspective to look beyond ourselves and to people who were hurting more than us, the emails from David gave us the ability to connect with them to help and for us to do whatever we could do to keep them afloat.

We came together as a community and I do feel that a part of this is because of our representatives in the town that care and love this community as much as we do. I have no doubt that David will continue to serve the community in great ways and keep his tradition of excellence upheld! Thank you for all that you do, it is very appreciated.