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In support of Carbondale incumbents

Dear Editor,

Being residents of Carbondale for over 25 years, we have come to know many of Carbondale’s finest citizens.

Because this particular election is of the utmost importance to not only us but hopefully our community, we declare our support for incumbent trustees Fred Williams and Mark Whalen, incumbent mayor Randy Vanderhurst and a previous trustee, David Rippe.

We have witnessed these gentlemen commit themselves to this town for many years. Their bond with our community goes much further than just serving on our governing boards.

Fred Williams is constantly giving of himself to help others. Whether it has been in his support of Special Olympics, coaching baseball, being active in Rotary or helping neighbors as well as strangers in need, you can count on Fred.

Mark Whalen is dedicated to his church, his family, his community. He has lived in Carbondale many years and he is always generous with his time and talents as well.

Where David Rippe gets his unbelievable drive we just don’t know! It amazes us how he is responsive to numerous groups and causes. David is an asset to this community beyond measure.

We regard Mayor Randy Vanderhurst with the highest level of respect. We have always appreciated his integrity, his intellect, and his sense of humor.

Although change can certainly be a positive action, we believe that because of their experiences, high character, and moral values, that if re-elected they will show tremendous worth to this home that most of us love.

We believe that they share our vision of accountability, fairness, smart growth, action and common sense so that the serious issues at hand will be steered in a direction that is of benefit to Carbondale.

This is your town! Make your opinion known! Exercise your privilege and vote on April 2.


Ramona and Phil Griffith


P.S. Now if we could get these fellows to see the ridiculousness of our (not) beloved town (flower) weed, I think I would bestow a prized confection on them!

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