I wish to congratulate you, the voters of Berkeley Heights, for your extraordinary participation in this year's election. I fully respect our community's decision to elect Mrs. Young and Mr. Cianciulli to the BH BOE.

During this election, I wrote several candidate statements. Through these statements, I presented arguments in support of OPRA, the need for the BOE to remain free of special interests and political entanglements, transparency, and the importance of free speech. I will continue to stand by my positions on those topics.

Most relevant are the ideas connected to a pathway for re-evaluating BOE decision making, our use of technology, school safety, and fiscal responsibility. It is my hope that the BOE will review and consider each of these statements in evaluating the work ahead.

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In future elections, my hope is that we can move to more open and honest discussions about policy positions and meaningful issues.

Thank you Berkeley Heights for your kindness, your constructive criticism, and your support. I will continue to work on building the future of Berkeley Heights.

Wishing you all a happy thanksgiving weekend. Stay safe.

With Gratitude,

Sai Bhargavi Akiri