Letter to the Editor: Local Resident Disch Supports Blake for Township Committee

To the Editor:

I have been a local realtor, a small business owner, and a member of the Hopewell Valley Economic Development commission for ten years and a resident here for more than thirty years. In the last several years, I have had the pleasure of getting to know Julie Blake and I am frequently blown away by what a calm, considerate, and thoughtful person Julie is. That’s why I am proud to endorse her for re-election to the Township Committee.

As a man who has been to a lot of meetings and worked on a lot of committees in my day, I know it is not always easy for women to make their voices heard. But I have seen Julie quietly and firmly take the reins in meetings that threaten to go out of control and I respect her ability to do so.

There is much to do in the Hopewell Valley in the next several years. Dear to my heart is the #EatLocal #BuyLocal movement. We are so fortunate to enjoy local farm markets, great restaurants, parks, stores and the great Lawrenceville-Hopewell Trail. As a fierce proponent of protecting our way of life here, I count on Julie to support our Valley and make the tough decisions that are needed.

On November 6, please join me in supporting Julie for Hopewell Township Committee.

Ray Disch
CEO and Founder, Sourland Mountain Spirits

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