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Letter: Vote Rathjen in Sanbornton


Saturday, March 11, 2017
Vote Rathjen in Sanbornton

It has been my privilege to serve on the Sanbornton Budget Committee the past three years. I am seeking re-election to the budget committee, and I am asking for your vote on Tuesday, March 14.

Three years ago my position was that the budget committee and board of selectmen should cooperate with the goal of reconciling budget differences prior to town meeting. Since I was elected, the budget committee and the board of selectmen have improved communications and meet both at the outset of the budgeting process and after the budget committee review. This has resulted in substantive differences being brought to the voters.

Budget disagreements cause town meeting to be excessively long and draw attention away from the largest drivers of town property taxes, warrant articles. As promised, I have made every effort to see that the product of the budgeting process provides clear and meaningful choices to the voters at town meeting.

I would appreciate your vote and support on Tuesday, March 14. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the town hall.

Ralph Rathjen

Sanbornton