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Newcomer Scott Sillars Will Seek Democratic Endorsement for Council

Scott Sillars

Dear Editor:

I am running for Princeton Council because I am very concerned about this moment in our town’s history. It is essential that we seize the opportunity to set off on the right fiscal path and create effective government while preserving and enhancing services that Princeton residents have come to expect.

My recent experience as chair of Princeton Township’s Citizens Finance Advisory Committee, combined with a strong background in corporate financial management, make me uniquely qualified to understand the complexities and meet the challenges as we transition to one Princeton. I will promote robust financial management and transparency to enhance decision making, budgeting and long-term capital planning.

As Princeton residents, we value our diverse community and unique resources.  Our world-class library, human services, open spaces, and a vibrant downtown are at the heart of who we are and why we choose to live here. As vice chair of the Joint Borough and Township Transition Task Force, I have been working to achieve the contemplated savings identified in the Consolidation Commission’s report, and on the Council I will demand a balanced approach between fiscal discipline and preserving a high quality of community for our citizens.

I look forward to strengthening relations with Princeton University and our other world-class institutions. The lines of communication need to be open and frank as we wrestle with issues of development and growth.

I have lived in Princeton for 14 years, 9 years in the Borough and 5 in the Township, and look forward to a bright future as we transition to one Princeton.

Scott Sillars

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Krystal Knapp

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