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Vote Tejasinha Sivalingam for Ashland selectman March 14

To The Daily Sun,

My name is Tejasinha Sivalingam, and I am a candidate for Ashland Board of Selectmen. I was born and raised in New Jersey, and I have several generations of family who lived in New Hampshire. Having completed a bachelor's and master's degree, I am currently working toward a doctorate in psychology. My wife and I have owned and managed property in Ashland for several years, but we recently returned to the area after starting our family.

A few core principles drive my interest in serving as a member of the Board of Selectmen for the beautiful town of Ashland. A strong commitment to democracy is the first, this sounds like common sense; however I see that each generation must rededicate itself to upholding the democratic nation we have been blessed to inherit. Next is the vision of participation, ours is a country by the people and for the people, and this can only be done by each person getting involved and participating.

Also important is service, when the Founding Fathers ended the Declaration of Independence with the words "...we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor," I believe they did it in the spirit and love of service.

Finally, I am resolute in the understanding that the best power is deconsolidated power, and this means finding ways to empower the people on an everyday basis.

This Tuesday, March 14, I ask for your support and your vote for Board of Selectmen; and I thank you deeply in advance. If you wish to learn more about me, please visit VoteSivalingam.com.

Tejasinha Sivalingam


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Hunter Taylor: I support Reuben Wentworth for Alton selectman

To The Daily Sun,

I met Reuben Wentworth soon after I moved to Alton a little over seven years ago. From the outset, it was clear that he is someone special in the Alton community. His counsel is sought by many on subjects ranging from home repairs, to politics, to community issues and even to personal matters. His long history of giving to his community led to Reuben being selected Alton Citizen of the Year three years ago.

Reuben's background explains a lot about his character. He grew up in a family that understood the importance of community and was committed to community service. In 2009, Reuben's mother, Dorothye Wentworth, was the first person selected as Alton Citizen of the Year. She was recognized for her decades of giving so much to the Alton community. Her son embraces the same values.

If elected to serve on the Alton Board of Selectmen, Reuben will bring much to the board, including eight years of prior experience as an Alton selectman. More importantly, he will give us fairness and openness in his decision-making. On matters of money and taxes, Reuben is a responsible fiscal conservative. He will spend no more than is necessary, but will study and recognize those things that are necessary and see that they are appropriately addressed.

In short, Reuben Wentworth is a man of principle with values, experience and judgment that are important to the Alton community. He was raised in a tradition of community service. He will look at the issues from a long-term perspective and do what he thinks his right for the common good. Please join with me and vote on March 14 for Reuben Wentworth for the Alton Board of Selectmen.

Hunter Taylor

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