To The Daily Sun,
In less than two weeks, voters will go to the polls to elect a Grafton County Commissioner from this area. The commissioners' positions are extremely important because collectively they decide on a budget that affects all county residents, particularly the most needy citizens in the county.
Incumbent Martha Richards, a Holderness resident, brings six year's experience to the job, and she seeks re-election to this position. Martha has excellent organizational skills that are enhanced by her ability to work with leaders and constituents from both sides of the aisle. She has spent her life devoted to community service.
For example, Martha has chaired the annual Keep The Heat On event for nine years. This event is nonpartisan and brings together people from all walks of life who work on behalf of area communities. With her leadership, over $200,000 has been raised over the past nine years, and these funds have gone to the Plymouth Area Community Closet to be dispersed for fuel assistance.
As a resident of Grafton County, I am pleased that my commissioner keeps an open mind as she listens and evaluates budget requests with the goal of using county money in the most efficient manner. During her tenure as commissioner, she has voted with her fellow commissioners to provide appropriate levels of support for important social service organizations. In the past two years, Martha has spearheaded the effort to get the wood chip biomass plant up and running thereby saving taxpayers over $151,000 in fuel costs.
We need to re-elect Commissioner Martha Richards, a person who is dedicated to addressing the needs of our county's citizens. Please join me in voting for Martha on Nov. 4.
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