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Please join me, Meredith, in voting for Ray Moritz & Bev Lapham

To The Daily Sun,

I have had the privilege of knowing and working with two Meredith selectman candidates, Ray Moritz and Bev Lapham, for a number of years. Both Ray and Bev have given tirelessly of their time and efforts in order to to help make Meredith the wonderful town that it is.

As a very successful businessman, Ray Moritz has a strong work ethic and is a tireless worker for a number of organizations in Meredith. Ray would bring a wealth of experience to our Selectboard. His participation in organizations such as the Lakes Region Visiting Nurse Association, the Waukewan Shoreowners Association, the Meredith Rotary Club illustrate his commitment to the Town of Meredith. One of Ray's greatest skills is his ability to analyze financial and operational information so that we can all have a better understanding of the facts. He is presently the treasurer of the Lakes Region VNA, a position which I previously held, and I could not have found a more capable person to take that position.

Bev Lapham needs no introduction to the residents of Meredith. His involvement in civic and charitable organizations has been evident over the 27 years he has lived here, He operated a very successful business here in Meredith and came to town with a wealth of business knowledge and experience. His passion for the well being of the Town of Meredith and the image it presents are exemplified by his actions. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Meredith Program, chairman of the Meredith Sculpture walk committee, and a long-time member and past president of the Meredith Rotary Club.

Since there will be a very significant turnover of members of the Selectboard this year, it is imperative that we elect candidates who not only possess outstanding abilities, but whose integrity and commitment to the Town of Meredith are unquestionable. Please join me in voting for Ray Moritz and Bev Lapham.

Bob Davis


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I'm not running for selectman because someone told me to

To The Daily Sun,

My name is Paul Manganiello and I am looking for the support of Bristol voters as I run for the Bristol Selectboard. I have been a homeowner in Bristol for more than 30 years and 20 years ago my family decided to move here permanently.

I am a Vietnam veteran who served as a sergeant with the Marine Corps from 1967 to 1971, a retired General Electric Company program manager responsible for assuring operational readiness in hundreds of aircraft in several countries around the world. I own and operate Basic Ingredients Bakery and Gift Shop at 1777 Lake St. I was elected to the Budget Committee in 2012, currently serving as vice chair. My voting record the past three years has consistently maintained the platform of fiscal pragmatism, diligence and transparency, that the voters elected me on to advocate on their behalf.

During my run for selectman last year, I was able to gather the support of hundreds of Bristol voters and was only three votes short of becoming your selectman. I appreciate your support from last year's election and I am asking for it again.

For those who know me, you have probably noticed I don't take my fiduciary duties to the residents of Bristol lightly. For the past three years, I have been lucky enough to serve the Town of Bristol on the Budget Committee. If you have not been to a Budget Committee meeting, I can usually be seen hunched over a few spreadsheets and RSAs making sure the voters understand how every penny of their tax dollars is spent.

Although I am proud of my service on the Budget Committee, I feel I can best serve the Town of Bristol on the Selectboard. I am not running for selectman because somebody told me to run, I am running because I care about the residents, business owners, and taxpayers who share their concerns with me. This is the reason I ran last year and this is the reason I will continue to seek this office.

Like many of you voters, I have made the decision to retire in this place we call home. My run for selectman is to serve the people of Bristol with the diligence and fiscal oversight only a selectman can provide. As your selectman candidate, I am asking for your support.

Paul Manganiello


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