To the Editor:
We have a growing concern that we’d like to address. Several of our friends are excited about voting in next year’s presidential election, but when we ask them about who they’re going to support this year, we often get blank stares. So many folks shrug off local elections as if they’re of little consequence, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. As important (and dramatic and entertaining) as the “big” races may be, the local elections are the ones that affect us directly. These are the folks that you can go to when you have an issue and get an answer from a real person—and it is so very essential that we vote to keep Team Bridgewater in place.
Dan Hayes, Matthew Moench and Christine Henderson Rose have invested in Bridgewater—in time and in service. They live here. They have families here. Their concerns are our concerns. And they’ve shown that concern in what they’ve done for Bridgewater. By implementing shared service contracts and cutting waste, they’ve secured Bridgewater the second lowest tax rate in Somerset County—the last municipal budget coming in with a 0-tax increase. Bridgewater has 55 new acres of open space and hundreds of new jobs in companies such as Nestle and Valient. The great schools, quality of life and sense of community fostered by our current team is what keeps people coming to Bridgewater, one of the most livable towns in New Jersey. We’ll continue to grow and prosper under their stewardship. Please make sure you vote for Hayes, Moench and Henderson Rose on Nov. 3.
John and Suzanne Peniston