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.
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