As Jung Soo Kim was considering a run for Board of Finance, it was her son, a student at Wilton High School, who convinced her to do it. \u201cHe said, \u2018if you don\u2019t do it, who will?\u2019\u201d she said. \u201cI do try to teach our children if you see something that needs doing, step up. I do feel as a parent we have a responsibility to demonstrate behavior we hope our children will engage in. And I think volunteering is important.\u201d \u201cIn Wilton, on the Board of Finance, I do feel like there\u2019s not a lot of representation of women\u2019s voices,\u201d the Democratic candidate said last week in an interview with The Bulletin. \u201cIf I\u2019m elected I would be the only woman, I would be the only Board of Finance member with children who are currently in school. \u201cI understand that as much experience as some of the older candidates have, I still get Christmas wish lists from teachers for their classrooms \u2026 and to have volunteered in the classroom, I see where the investments are and where the needs are and maybe where the program is, as a parent, maybe I would not want funds to go. I feel having that insight would be a slightly different informed voice,\u201d she said. \u201cIf I can bring a different perspective, I hope it will lead to better discussions and I think the way the Board of Finance has communicated \u2014 some of the decision-making process \u2014 with the town has not always been great,\u201d she said. One of the main issues Kim sees has to do with a lack of transparency regarding some decisions that affect the Board of Education. \u201cWhen the Board of Finance asks the Board of Education to submit a budget with a maximum increase, and they come in with a budget that\u2019s below the request and then they cut it further, to me that\u2019s a surprise and not very transparent,\u201d she said. She believes that if the Board of Finance cut had been proposed at the Annual Town Meeting, it would have been defeated. \u201cThat\u2019s not to say the Board of Finance isn\u2019t listening to a constituency that has different concerns,\u201d she said. \u201cThat\u2019s fine. Our job is to represent the townspeople. But if the majority of people at the town meeting [had] defeated it, then maybe there need to be more voices.\u201d Along with having children in public school, Kim\u2019s husband\u2019s senior parents also live in Wilton, so she sees things from two perspectives. On the one hand, families come to Wilton for the schools. On the other, there are challenges for older people who want to stay here. \u201cIt\u2019s not a walkable town,\u201d she said. \u201cAs driving becomes limited, a lot of things fall away.\u201d Other towns, she said, are better at reaching out to seniors. As a multigenerational town, she believes there can be a balance by \u201cinvesting wisely in some services for seniors and the schools. That improves all home values and the attractiveness to young families and keeps older residents in town.\u201d \u201cThere are some planning and zoning issues that would encourage people to stay in town as they downsize,\u201d she said. \u201cI\u2019m hoping that encouraging investments that would make the town a little more walkable, a little more accessible to older residents and younger families would help.\u201d One that she mentioned in particular, as someone who runs marathons, is the high school track, which is the focus of the Back the Track fundraising effort for needed repairs. She has seen adults walking with their parents, young mothers running on it and others. \u201cThat high school track gets a lot of use,\u201d she said. \u201cWe can\u2019t invest in everything,\u201d she said. \u201cWe have to look at how much usage something gets and how many people want it.