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Dear Editor -
Pete Marchetti is my choice for Pound Ridge Town Board.
Tip O'Neill has been famously credited with the phrase “all politics is local”, but it’s never been less true. We’re consumed with the national political scene, where everything seems broken and divided, but it’s not true in our little town. This year, it would be all too easy to vote the party line, to send a message about how we feel about Washington or Albany, healthcare or North Korea. That would be a mistake.
Pound Ridge has historically elected town leaders without regard to party affiliation – our elected officials are our friends and neighbors, people we trust to make the best decisions for our community. Decisions we face don’t have to carry the weight of ideology, but of practicality and usefulness.
I’ve lived the best part of my life in Pound Ridge; my kids were born and raised here. We own a practice in Scotts Corners and are members of the PRBA. I care about the town, and want to see good people in town government, folks with practical experience, sound judgment and a commitment to the town and our collective future.
I’ve known Pete Marchetti since our sons were students at PRES. He’s smart, thoughtful and broadly experienced, and his integrity is unquestioned. His background as an engineer has prepared him to uniquely understand many of the issues the Town Board wrestles with, from both a technical and practical perspective.
Pete’s not a politician – he’s running for all the right reasons. He cares about the town. He plays well with others. He’d be an excellent choice for Pound Ridge.
I may be a lifelong Democrat, but I’ll feel true to my ideals when I mark my ballot for Pete Marchetti for the Town Board.
Douglas G. Aspros
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