I am sad that Holmdel Township Committeeman Larry Fink will not be seeking re-election next year. I applaud Larry’s unwavering dedication to Holmdel for the past twelve years.
Larry, as the only Democrat, has often been a lone voice on the Republican-controlled Committee. He was instrumental in halting the majority’s recent proposal to sell preserved land at Cross Farms.
Over the years, he has pushed to trim our municipal budget in a responsible way.
Although many of his ideas were not heeded by the Republicans, some were adopted. Had they not been, our recent 10% municipal tax hike would have been much higher.
I am concerned that Larry’s imminent departure from the Committee can potentially give us a one-party governing body.
We will lose the different viewpoints from both parties that force discussion and strengthen our government.
That is why I am giving my vote to Democrats Larry Luttrell and Mark Levinson for Township Committee.
They have legal and business experience that will be beneficial to our town. More important, they will bring the checks and balances that government always needs.
Both Larry Luttrell and Mark Levinson have large shoes to fill but I am confident they can do it.