To the Editor:
I am Michael Ruger and, along with Mayor Kevin Kuchinski, am a Democratic candidate for Hopewell Township Committee.
I have lived in Hopewell Township since 1998. My wife, Tracy Vogler, was raised here. We have three children. The oldest graduated from Hopewell Valley Central High School and our twins are enrolled at Timberlane.
Tracy and I returned to Hopewell Township because it is a special place. And I know I am not alone in feeling this way. That is why I will partner with Kevin to continue his push to lower taxes, to create a more effective and efficient government, and to protect our environment.
Kevin and I look forward to meeting with residents of Hopewell Township over the coming weeks to hear their concerns and to share our message of financial responsibility, environmental protection, and community engagement.
And we look forward to debating our opponents.
As we begin our campaign, we make a pledge to you: Our campaign will not take any contributions from developers, individuals with a direct financial interest in matters pending before the Hopewell Township Committee, big banks, or political action committees.
In making this pledge, we want to assure voters in the Township that we are working in their best interests and not in the interests of donors. We would rather have support from those who know us best and know the Township, and not ideologically driven donors whose motives may be in question.
We look forward to sharing our vision for Hopewell Township in the coming weeks.
Democratic Candidate for Hopewell Township Committee