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Ralph Rathjen is right person for opening on Sanbornton BudCom

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To the editor,
Write-in Ralph Rathjen for Sanbornton Budget Committee.
As a community, we always try to encourage residents to become involved in the process of government through expanded participation to all our boards and committees, ensuring better representation by more people and not just the same dedicated, reliable and over worked volunteers. We invite and welcome people with a variety of backgrounds, to offer new eyes with a fresh look, in this case, to our review of past budgets and future budget planning
Ralph and his family moved to Sanbornton in 2010, on the property between Upper and Lower Bay Roads, which they farm under the name " KREBS Farm", on Upper Bay Road. This is where the Rathjen's have chosen to retire and live the "Rural Sanbornton Dream", as they plan and plant the land to produce the best products possible. As a family, the Rathjens have quickly become involved in the community through the library, old home days, farmers markets, Farm to Restaurant Connection, Heritage Farm and the NH Food Bank.
I believe that Ralph Rathjen is the right person for the opening on the Budget Committee, at this time. He has extensive experience in financial analysis and has served on a number of advisory and finance boards over the years. In his present endeavors he has proven the ability to appreciate the present needs and the vision to plan for the future, under unpredictable conditions.
This is exactly who Sanbornton needs, as we come slowly out of the recent difficult economic times. Ralph is the person with "fresh eyes" and "vision" to work for the "best interest" of we the taxpayers.
I encourage you to join me, and Write-in Ralph Rathjen for Budget Committee on May 14th.
Steven Ober