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Letter: Ricketts the right choice

While I am not a resident of Precinct 5 in Greenfield, I understand the importance of every council seat. That is why I urge the residents of Precinct 5 to vote for Penny Ricketts in the April 15 preliminary election.

Over the years, Penny has made a name for herself as a proponent of bringing a discount retailer to Greenfield. Some have told Penny that her position on this issue will make getting elected in Precinct 5 very difficult if not impossible. Like Penny, I have more faith in the voters of Greenfield. Most realize it is important to look at the candidates entire record of service to the community and not a position on a single issue. Most also realize that the council needs to have varying opinions to best serve Greenfield. This is why Penny is the right choice.

Penny is a member of the Franklin County Rotary Club, YMCA board of directors, Human Rights Commission and various ad hoc committees established by our district attorney. Outside of these organizations, Penny is always willing to lend a hand to help a local charity or a good cause. She truly gets that Greenfield needs volunteers and active citizens to strengthen our community. Penny is not a single-issue candidate.

I know the other two candidates and can say without hesitation that they are good people and probably could make good councilors. However, I believe Penny Ricketts is the best candidate in the field and will do the best job for Precinct 5.

Precinct 5 residents, show Greenfield we are bigger than “for or against.” Show Greenfield you are not afraid of differing points of view on our Town Council. On April 15, please vote for Penny Ricketts.

TIM FARRELL

Greenfield

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