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Watterson is committed to betterment of Belmont town and schools

To The Daily Sun,

Community service was a way of life for my parents, who arrived here in Belmont in the 1950s. They encouraged and instructed us that volunteering was part and parcel of good citizenship. I have tried to follow their example and be involved in our community.

I met one of the current selectman candidates when he brought his family and business here in 1985. Even as a new resident, he looked for ways to learn about Belmont, lent a hand, attended local meetings, and fully participate. I learned early on that Brian Watterson is willing to be involved, is fiscally conservative, but most importantly he is committed to the betterment of our Town and Schools. I know that Brian can help mend the adversarial feeling that seem to put our Town and Schools against each other.

Having four residents on the ballot wanting to serve as Selectman for the next three years is a good sign. Belmont needs more volunteers and voices. I will vote for Brian Watterson next Tuesday. He has demonstrated leadership, high standards as a small businessman, and a willingness to ask the tough questions.

I hope you will choose Brian Watterson as Belmont Selectman on March 14.

Roy Roberts

Belmont

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Grey will work hard to find best uses of Sanbonton tax dollars

I had the opportunity to work with Roger Grey on two separate committees. The Sanbornton Fire Department Regionalization Study Committee and the Belknap County Union Negotiation Team as the taxpayer's representative. In all cases, Roger was professional and worked hard for a fair outcome for all involved. He has a tremendous work ethic and pays attention to detail. Roger Grey believes in completely understanding a problem before recommending a solution.

Roger Grey is running for re-election to the Sanbornton Budget Committee. He has always been an advocate for the taxpayer. Roger expressed to me his disappointment when he learned that Department Heads where no longer allowed to be present when the budget committee reviewed their budgets. How do you review a budget if the person who wrote it is not present to answer questions?

I have lived in Sanbornton since 1998 and have seen my tax bill almost triple. We need a budget committee member that is willing to question and challenge any additional expense. Roger will work very hard to recommend the best use for your tax dollars. On March 14th cast your vote for Roger Grey for Sanbornton Budget Committee.

David D. DeVoy II
Chairman, Belknap County Commissioner
Sanbornton

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