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Letter to the Editor: Re-elect Gail Doran to Hightstown Council

4th District Hightstown Democratic Committeewoman Lisa Thibault expresses support for Hightstown Borough Council candidate Gail Doran

 

Dear editor,

Hightstown is fortunate to have a councilmember who has demonstrated the ability to methodically weigh all available options and facts before making an informed decision. This same councilmember has also shown that she can put the needs of others before her own. She has been able to achieve results by working cooperatively with other council members, even those who are across the purportedly great partisan divide.

These are a few of the reasons why councilmember Gail Doran has my vote for re-election to the Hightstown Borough Council. She has been persistent in pursuing the information and facts necessary for a careful and reasoned plan to rebuild borough hall. She also voted to support re-fluoridation of our water supply, despite her own desire to avoid fluoridation of her drinking water. She said that she recognized fluoridation would benefit young children who would otherwise not receive any protection against dental decay. Gail also chose to abstain from a vote on a proposed construction project in the park across the street from her home, to avoid even the appearance of a personal conflict.

Gail has shown herself to be an ethical, rational, and collaborative member of borough council. I have also found her to be extremely intelligent, passionate about making Hightstown a better place to live, and thick-skinned enough to take criticism, as well as praise, in stride. Like many engineers, she is solution-focused and she gets the job done with a smile and does not make local government a blood sport. She’s too busy teaching physics and caring for her family to get mired in political junk.

We are fortunate to have Gail as our representative on council. Join me in re-electing her on November 6th.

-Lisa Thibault

4th District Hightstown Democratic Committeewoman

 

Editor's note: Find out more about the candidates through Patch's Election Guide.

Hights Dem October 26, 2012 at 12:03 PM
Here, here. I voted for Gail in the last election and will do so again.
JP Gibbons October 26, 2012 at 01:36 PM
As an independent thinker and voter I am not bound to any political party and look at candidates for their position and record. Last year I did not vote for Gail due to a perception of what she would do on Council. I attended most of the Council regular and Special Meetings and watched a disorganized group of views and personalities find common ground and focus on major issues in Hightstown and take action. I have not always agreed with what they have done but they have been very open about it. Some are not happy with the Council’s focus and direction because it does not match with theirs. However, it was the Council’s actions which brought the insurance company to the table and forced acknowledgement that the rebuilding of the Borough Municipal Complex should and now will be covered under the insurance policies in place at the time of the loss. We get a new complex outside the 100 year and 500 year flood zones repositioned on the current lot and costing the taxpayers around $150,000.00 for a $3,800,000.00 newly constructed state of the art building which will improve the downtown look and function. I will be voting for Gail because while I do not agree with all her positions I have come to respect the effort and focus she has brought to the Council helping to move Hightstown forward one hurdle at a time.
clara October 26, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Gail has shown herself to be an independent thinker who asks good questions and is able to work with other council members for what's best for residents. She's got my vote. Maybe she ought to run for mayor!
B.Bennett October 28, 2012 at 10:41 AM
After watching the debate, I am voting for Gail also....and not George as he wasn't there? and obviously one of the other candidates.

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