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October 21, 2013

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 21, 2013

Competent, hard-working

TO THE EDITOR: On Nov. 5, I will be voting for the most qualified candidate for Elizabethtown Supervisor Margaret Bartley.

Above and beyond her qualifications and ability as supervisor and chief financial officer, she possesses other attributes that should also be considered.

Margaret has a great love and knowledge of out town’s history, to which those who have attended her many slide shows at the museum and various churches over the years can attest.

The number of hours she spends volunteering and participating in town events is unmatched. Many of us are thankful to both Margaret and her husband, Harry, for the many days they spent tirelessly helping us in cleaning up after Hurricane Irene.

These actions paint a picture of someone whose heart and soul are focused on her community. Actions speak louder than words, and these actions speak volumes about this woman’s commitment to Elizabethtown.

This commitment came long before her election, is ongoing during her term and will continue long after she is out of public office.

Some former officials drop out of sight after an election, and virtually disappear, never to be seen participating in or volunteering at any town function, but they pop up again when it’s time to run for office. It begs the questions: Is their candidacy prompted by self-interest? Or the public interest and that of our town?

I urge you to vote for a competent, hard-working, hands-on leader for our town. Vote to re-elect Margaret Bartley, Elizabethtown supervisor.

PATRICIA POTTER HORTON

Elizabethtown

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Rowden support

TO THE EDITOR: It has been my privilege to serve as a Clinton County legislator for the past 13 years, and I end my final term this year with much hope for the future.

The Clinton County Legislature is in a unique position of finding common interests among the municipalities in our area. It provides countywide services, administers a sales tax that continues to be strong and administers an airport that is growing beyond expectations.

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