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The Hopewell Township Democratic Committee has unanimously endorsed Kristin McLaughlin and Michael Ruger for Hopewell Township Committee in the upcoming November 2016 election.

They will run unopposed in the June 7 primary.

“There are a number of issues facing Hopewell Township in the coming year,” said McLaughlin. “The PennEast pipeline, keeping spending under control, and making sure residents who want to stay in the Township can afford to do so are just a few of the challenges we will need to address.”

“We also have to make sure Hopewell Township is protected not just for today, but for the future as well,” added Ruger.

“Kristin and Michael will bring new energy and new ideas to the Hopewell Township Committee,” said Ray Disch, Chair of the Hopewell Township Democratic Committee.  “I know they will work hard to help our Township.”

“This is an important election year,” Disch continued.  “The primary is the first step, and I encourage all registered Democrats to vote on June 7.  I also encourage anyone who is not registered to vote to do so in time for the November 8 general election.”

Kristin McLaughlin has lived in the Willow Creek neighborhood of Hopewell Township since 2008 with her husband and three daughters.  She is an active community volunteer. McLaughlin graduated with honors from Harvard College and has her Masters in Elementary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Michael Ruger has lived in the Harbourton area with his wife, Tracy Vogler, since 1998.  They have three children in the Hopewell Valley schools and two Labrador Retrievers. Ruger is a graduate of Penn State, where he majored in political science and psychology, and the Georgetown University Law Center, where he received his law degree.

Ruger is Vice President of Government Affairs at Comcast in Philadelphia.  He previously worked at the Federal Communications Commission and the law firm of BakerHostetler, both in Washington, DC. Ruger is also Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Juvenile Law Center, a Philadelphia-based organization that is the oldest non-profit public interest law firm for children in the nation.

“Kristin and I are honored to be part of the 2016 election, and we look forward to hearing from as many Hopewell Township residents as we can in the next few months,” said Ruger.

Disclosure: Publisher Mary Galioto is Hopewell Borough’s Democratic Municipal Chairwoman. The article above is not influenced by party affiliations and was submitted by the Hopewell Township Democratic Committee.

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