Commissioner Hanson Endorses Seitz, Laird in 9/25 Dewey Town Election

by Dave on September 11, 2010

Incumbent Dewey Beach commissioner Diane Hanson has endorsed incumbent Marty Seitz and challenger Jim Laird in the upcoming town election. Hanson, whose seat is not up in 2010, sent the following letter endorsing Seitz and Laird, who have previously declared that they are running as a team for the election.

This year, Dewey Beach faces a crucial election that could decide its future. For this reason, I support Marty Seitz and Jim Laird.

Commissioner Marty Seitz served with me on the council for the past two years and I can guarantee you he is a staunch supporter of our 35-foot height limit. Marty is working toward improving the professionalism of the town’s operations. He formed the search committee to hire our new town manager and was instrumental in getting clarifying changes in the wording of our absentee ballot and in getting our election date changed to avoid conflict with the Jewish high holidays. During Marty’s tenure, the town overcame a $750,000 deficit and is now on a solid fiscal path.

I have known Jim Laird for several years. He will fight to keep the 35-foot height limit and will be a valuable ally in any negotiations. He is highly experienced in government, finance, human resources, management, and has knowledge of planning and zoning and enforcement. He will be a tremendous asset on our council.

We need a high level of experience and expertise to lead us forward. Please support Marty Seitz and Jim Laird for election and ask others to do the same.

Kelly Ranieri is the third candidate in the race, which will fill the seats currently help by Seitz and by outgoing councilman Marc Applebaum.

Comments on this entry are closed.

[CoastalSussex] on Twitter[Coastal Sussex] on Facebook[Our] RSS Feed[Our] Email