Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:00
When I received the news that Efraim Spagnoletti had accepted to run for the seat of City Council during the upcoming election, I felt an overwhelming joy that a man of his intelligence and integrity would take on the arduous task of campaigning in a tightly held city management, and the hope that Glen Cove voters would give to a man of his caliber a chance to put his experience to the service of our precious seaside city.
I met Efraim Spagnoletti years ago and I was sincerely impressed by this man. I enjoy talking with people about ideas for there is always something to learn; however, Efraim was different and exceptional in his ability to articulate his thoughts and his views in a fine and concise way: a huge asset as far as I am concerned. But most of all, I was impressed by his intelligent and sharp mind, his incredibly deep sense of connection with his community and his background. I did not need to see his resume (although, I recognize, it is quite a proof of talent and dedication); his character and qualities told me that I was dealing with a smart and solid mensch (a wonderful term I learned from my sister-in-law).
Now that he is running for office, I feel the imperative to invite the community of Glen Cove voters to give Efraim a strong vote of support. We need his voice, his tempered and consolidated business acumen and his government experience in our own city government, but, most of all, we need people who know what quality and integrity of government mean. And that is precisely what Efraim Spagnoletti can bring to the management of Glen Cove.