Letters to the Editor Round-Up for Hopewell Valley Elections (LINKS)

Letters to the Editor Round-Up for Hopewell Valley Elections (LINKS)

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Hopewell Township Municipal Building (photo: M. Galioto)

The following are are letter submitted to MercerMe:

What about the Master Plan? Letter in support of Hart and Jackowski: Mayor McLaughlin likes to boast about her achievements as she campaigns for re-election. Notably, she and her running mate and Planning Board Member Courtney Peters-Manning see themselves as stewards of Hopewell Township’s environment. Well, not so fast. Let the facts speak for themselves. For more, click here.

Support of Hopewell Valley Golf Course Study and support for Hart and Jackowski: As many of you know, the Hopewell Valley Golf and Country Club closed in August. In early September, Hopewell Township Committee Member, John Hart, introduced an interesting proposal to study the potential purchase of HVGC using NO tax dollars for the purpose of converting the facilities into a Community Center, Senior Center, and possible YMCA offices. For more, click here.

Peters-Manning Candidate for Hopewell Twp Committee supports open space: I am Courtney Peters-Manning, and I am running for Hopewell Township Committee. With all of the issues facing our Township, a robust system to inform and listen to the public is critical. It is government’s responsibility to keep the public informed and to facilitate public input on major decisions. I would like to share with you my plan to increase the Committee’s public engagement. For more, click here.

Doing More with Less, Mayor McLaughlin on Hopewell Township’s 2019 Budget: In the three years that I’ve served on Township Committee, taxes have been the number one issue for residents. Here in New Jersey, we all feel the burden. Over the last three years, I have consistently fought to lower the burden of municipal taxes and to do more with less. We have brought the average annual increase down from 6% in 2013-15 to 2% and have been able to add services. For more, click here.

Michael Coco Running for HVRSD Board of Education: I am running for a seat on the Hopewell Township School Board this November and ask for your support. As father, husband, nurse, attorney who clerked for the New Jersey Supreme Court, and volunteer with board experience, I can bring new ideas and board expertise to our schools. For more, click here.

Kristin and Courtney for Hopewell Township: I am writing in support of Mayor Kristin McLaughlin and Courtney Peters-Manning for Hopewell Township Committee. For more, click here.

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and support for Hart and Jackowski: In 1966, there was a movie called “The Good, the Bad, the Ugly.” It is very similar to what we are experiencing in Hopewell Township. Mayor McLaughlin and her running mate planning board member Courtney Peters-Manning say some “good” things on their door hangers, but let’s really evaluate what they actually mean. For more, click here.

Support of Bill Herbert for HVRSD Board of Education: I am writing to endorse Bill Herbert as a candidate to represent Hopewell Township on the Hopewell Valley Regional School District Board of Education. I have known Bill and his family for about 17 years and consider it a privilege to call him my friend. He has shown his commitment to his family and community by spending many hours volunteering with Hopewell Valley youth sports and his church. For more, click here.

Support for McLaughlin and Peters-Manning for Hopewell Twp Committee: I am weary of negative politics and bad news. It takes great effort to find out about candidates and, between the onslaught of national news and misleading opinions, voting takes an act of faith. The good news is that this year it is easy to vote for two Hopewell Township Committee members. For more, click here.

Local Elections Matter, Don’t Sit This One Out: You may be tempted to sit out the upcoming election November 5 because there is not a “big name” candidate on the ticket. However, there are two localcandidates who would be immensely positive for Hopewell Township and they are Mayor Kristin McLaughlin and Courtney Peters-Manning. For more, click here.

There’s a choice on November 5 and it’s clear: Unsure if you should vote on November 5, or what the difference is between the candidates for the Hopewell Township Committee? Here you go. Fiscal responsibility: In her role as mayor, Kristin McLaughlin helped lead the effort to cut the discretionary portion of the Township’s budget – the part over which she and the current Committee have control – by nearly three percent. For more, click here.

In support of Bill Herbert for HV School Board: I have known Bill Herbert for 14 years and am confident that he would be an incredible asset to the Hopewell Valley School Board. Bill’s intelligence, strong values, thoughtfulness and vast business and community experience make him the perfect candidate. Not only is he a kind and likeable person who can talk to anyone, he is uniquely qualified to elevate the School Board to the next level. For more, click here.

For a better future for Hopewell Township vote for McLaughlin and Peters-Manning: When the Hopewell Township Committee in late July adopted the land use and development ordinance that meets affordable housing requirements, Republican Committee Member John Hart dismissed it as “a builder’s remedy.” Mr. Hart knows that is false. For more, click here.

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.

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