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.
4th District Hightstown Democratic Committeewoman
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