To the editor:
Election Day, November 6, is coming soon in Tiverton. It’s decision time. Yes, our votes will help decide who will be President, but for those of us who live in Tiverton there is an additional important choice. This election is an opportunity to elect a slate of concerned citizens who are dedicated to creating an era of positive action and progress for our town. We will choose whether to move forward with civility, cooperation, and community or stay with the status quo.
With our votes we can recreate the sense of common purpose and community that has existed in the past. Among other things, this will involve looking for new and creative ways to expand the tax base while retaining the quality of life that we all value, maintaining an education system that values students and educators and draws people to our town, and showing concern and respect for all members of our community, particularly those that the current economic situation has hit the hardest.
This fall there has been a concerted effort on the part of several groups to identify and support candidates for Town Council, Budget Committee and School Committee who are willing to put the health and welfare of Tiverton first.
One of these is Tiverton 1st, a new grass roots community group which has carefully assessed the candidates for town office. We urge you to consider the following candidates we support:
Town Council: James Arruda, Renee DeJesus-Jones, Denise deMedeiros, William Gerlach, Brett Pelletier, Edward Roderick.
Budget Committee: Joseph Bento, Alexander Cote, Laura Epke, Mark Larsen, Joshua Mello, David Perry.
School Committee: Sally Black, Carol Herrmann, Jerome Larkin.
Look for more information about us and our candidates on HYPERLINK “http://www.Tiverton1st.blogspot.com/”www.Tiverton1st.blogspot.com. On Election Day this November let us come together and with our votes put our town, Tiverton, first.
Coordinating Member, Tiverton 1st