I’m writing to express my support for Michael Shaughnessy for Westbrook mayor. I met Michael at Maine’s first Startup weekend held at Peloton Labs back in March of 2013. Startup Weekend is kind of an entrepreneurship boot camp and most of the people there were young computer programmers and tech developers. Michael stood out as one of the older people there and I was impressed that he was willing to put himself into a different environment in order to learn new things and meet new people.
I worked on the same project as Michael and we had a great time working together. He was collaborative and listened to each member of the group’s views while also adding his own. I stayed in touch with him and now that he’s running for mayor I’m excited to have the opportunity to vote for him. Michael has the collaborative and open-minded approach that I think Westbrook needs as it grows and evolves.