Re-elect Mayor Nelson Vaughan
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 • 2:40pm
As we prepare to go to the polls on November 8, I am writing to urge my neighbors to re-elect Nelson Vaughan as our mayor in Chatham Borough.
Nelson has served as an effective and available mayor in his first term. He is interested in hearing from everyone, and in helping citizens of our town work together to achieve community goals. Some cases in point: the Memorial Pool renovation, the 9/11 Memorial (built and maintained without taxpayer funding), the Green Initiative Advisory Committee and the Business Improvement Advisory Committee.
During his term, our communities were hit hard by the recession, but Mayor Vaughan worked with our Council and neighboring communities to reduce costs by sharing services, such as the Court system, DPW equipment and building and construction code inspectors. These wise moves have managed to maintain services in our town even while revenues were reduced.
Mayor Vaughan has served the last two years as the only Democrat on an otherwise Republican council. His effectiveness there demonstrates two things to me: that debate and compromise are healthy, and that bipartisanship is not only possible, but produces good things for our community – better things than one-party rule.
If you agree, I invite you to join me in voting for Nelson Vaughan on Nov. 8.