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Letters in Support of the Candidates

Suzanne Collins      Peter Darby    Don Haight     Sue Reymers    Eve Ann Schwartz

Suzanne Collins is running for a seat on the Hamilton Town Council. We feel that she will be a tremendous asset to an already strong board. Our association with Suzanne goes back for decades and has spanned such diverse areas as volunteer work with the Interfaith Holiday Project, her current position at the Food Cupboard, and, of course, her 8 years on the Hamilton Village Board, including 6 years as Deputy Mayor.

We have always found Suzanne to be willing to listen to all sides of an issue before making a decision. This open-mindedness will serve her constituents well. No job was too big or too small for Suzanne to tackle. Suzanne also has always brought a fresh perspective to the Boards on which she has served, bringing creative ideas which were often embraced by the rest of the board and were put into practice.

Because of her valuable contributions to the Boards and Committees on which she has served, the community is a better place. We urge you to vote for Suzanne Collins in the upcoming election and to support her in her years on the Town Council.

Bob and Sue McVaugh

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In support of Peter Darby
To the town of Hamilton voters - I would like to strongly endorse Peter" Darby for re-election to the Hamilton Town Council. Although he is uncontested I can't tell you how valuable" he has been the past four years with his exceptional knowledge and ability to manage the finances of the town budget.

I have been on the board for 14 years, none of which have been tougher than the last four years that Peter has served. I was very pleased to hear that he was running for reelection and I am looking forward to working with Peter on some of the upcoming challenges during the remainder of my term.
Show your support and vote on Nov. 5.

David Holcomb

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   I am Don Haight and as I did four years ago, I am again asking for your support in the Town of Hamilton election for the Town Justice. I feel that in the last four years my decisions in the courtroom have been fair and just. I have tried to be understanding and answer questions from people who are in the court for the first time. I have answered the calls from the New York State Police, Madison County Sheriff, and Hamilton Village Police no matter what time or day. I have kept up with the New York Court training for justices every year. I feel that the court has kept up-to-date with all the changes in justice system. For the last two years, I have been the Vice President of the Madison County Magistrates Association.

    My wife, Pam, and I have lived in the town for sixteen years. Our daughter, Alex, graduated from Hamilton Central. I am a retired high school teacher and coach.

    I want to thank you for all the support that you have given to me in the past and hope that I can count on it in the coming election.

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My name is Sue Reymers and I am running for Hamilton Town Clerk/Tax Collector. For over a year I have been employed as the town’s bookkeeper as part of a dedicated team that works very well together.

My vision for the office of the Town Clerk is to continue that spirit of teamwork, making the services offered more accessible by modernizing the office and furthering our online presence. Working at the Town of Hamilton office provides numerous challenges that I find engaging. I have an extensive skill set that will meet those challenges.

Many know me from my work at the Chenango SPCA where I spent ten years as the Director of Development. Currently, I serve as treasurer for the boards of Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Center and Poolville Community Center. I possess a strong enthusiasm for serving my community. My husband and I moved to Poolville thirteen years ago because of our strong connection to the area and love for the Hamilton community.

Please vote for me on Election Day, November 5th. You will find my name under the Democratic and Good Government lines.  Thank you.

Sue Reymers

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My name is Eve Ann Shwartz and I am running for re-election as Hamilton Town Supervisor.

In the past two years I have worked to build a town government that is fiscally sound, transparent and fair to all residents. To accomplish these goals I began by hiring employees with the skills and experience to run a 21st century town office. Through a combination of new technology, great staff and basic business principals, the town has a set of books that anyone can understand and a sound capital plan to equip and operate our highway department for the next 20 years.

Shared service arrangements with the Village of Hamilton and surrounding towns save money and deliver better services. Solar panels on the Town highway garage save tax dollars, energy and reduce carbon emissions. A website and regular published reports of town business in the local paper allow residents to stay informed. A new assessor has brought our town common sense knowledge of property values and a commitment to treating all property owners fairly and politely.

I have been very fortunate to serve with a town council composed of four dedicated individuals who are willing to tackle problems with open minds and a willingness to listen to each other and the public, even though we don’t always agree.  We have real challenges to face in the coming years: an aging farm population, a limited tax base, energy development that could pit neighbor against neighbor and not enough good jobs for the next generation.

With your support I will work with my fellow board members and town residents to look for practical solutions that fit our community and our pocket books. Please vote for me on November 5th.


Eve Ann Shwartz

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