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Wilton voters: It’s proven, every vote counts

Wilton voters: It’s proven, every vote counts

*Wilton voters: It’s proven, every vote counts *Mathiesen devotion helps to keep the city safe

Wilton voters: It’s proven, every vote counts

When they campaigned together in 2009, Bob Rice and Rob Pulsifer were elected to the Wilton Town Board with only, respectively, 1,540 and 1,500 votes.

That’s only one out of 10 Wilton residents supporting these political partners. One vote from every 10th resident allowed Rice and Pulisfer to enact an agenda highlighted by their contempt for professional planning and oversight of town officials.

Rice and Pulisfer have been at the helm of presumably the most controversial decisions in Wilton’s recent history. Time and again, residential opposition has been ignored and often punctuated with disparaging remarks from the two councilmen.

During their tenure, Rice and Pulsifer have consistently reminded residents that “they” won the election, thus allowing them to do as they please.

On Nov. 5 Wilton residents can change this by electing John McEachron and Joanne Klepetar to the Town Board. John and Joanne are trustworthy community leaders with proven dedication to the well-being of town residents.

Having personally fallen 11 votes short in my own bid for Town Board, I can tell you that every vote counts. This November, don’t let 10 percent of Wilton give Bob Rice four more years. Cast your vote for John McEachron and Joanne Klepetar.

Jared Dinsmore

Wilton

Mathiesen devotion helps to keep the city safe

Chris Mathiesen, a lifelong Saratogian, understands and cares deeply about Saratoga Springs.

Mathiesen’s hard work during his first term is reflected in improved Department of Public Safety operations resulting in cost savings through less overtime, a commitment to restore the patrol division to full strength, and improved efficiencies.

For example, Mathiesen facilitated placing the ambulance service under the auspices of the fire department. He has robustly advocated for a third fire/EMS [emergency medical services] station for the area just east of Exit 14. The growth and development of our “City in the Country” necessitates this expanded public safety coverage which would lower response times and provide critical, common-sense protection of life and property.

Chris Mathiesen is engaged and committed to the well being and safety of our community. It is not uncommon to see him downtown in the wee hours in the Caroline Street neighborhood just taking the pulse of the area — getting a grass-roots feel for our nighttime community’s environment and its needs.

He is a man of integrity and good faith and values open communication with his troops through their chiefs — a process that encourages change and development from the bottom up. The city of Saratoga Springs deserves to have their commissioner of Public Safety re-elected.

Leslie Nover

Saratoga Springs

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