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Letters: Simon, Matteo Thank Supporters in June 5th Princeton Democratic Primary

Simon Thanks Voters and Fellow Candidates

To the Editor:

Thank you to everyone in the Princeton community who supported me in the primary campaign. Whenever I asked for your help or came to your door, you encouraged me and you made me feel welcome in your homes, regardless of whether we agreed on all of the issues.

Thank you also to my fellow candidates. I recognize the contributions that each of you has made and continue to make to the Princeton community. Together we shared a common goal to work for the betterment of our community, and that shared sense of purpose surpassed the competitive aspect of the campaign.

This was an unprecedented and historic vote, the first time we voted as one Princeton, and I am proud to be part of that. I am honored to have been chosen as a Democratic candidate for Council, and I remain committed to delivering on the promise of consolidation for our community, focusing on the safety and security of Princeton during weather and other emergencies, and nurturing more collaborative and productive relationships between our town and its key institutional stakeholders.

Finally, thank you to all who voted in the primary on Tuesday June 5. Through our collective participation, we recognized and expressed our differences while at the same time helping to set Princeton more firmly on its path to a promising future as one united town.

Patrick Simon

Matteo: Campaign Experience was Very Rewarding

I would like to thank everyone who came out in the Democratic Primary to support my efforts to become a member of the new Princeton Council.  Although I was not successful in my bid for the nomination, I take great pride in the fact that we ran a positive and inclusive campaign. We were able to motivate many Democrats to get excited about local politics for the first time while at the same time engaging long-time party supporters. The experience was very rewarding.

I would like to congratulate the six candidates who won the Primary and congratulate Liz Lempert for becoming the Democratic candidate for Mayor of the new consolidated Princeton. I pledge my support to the Democratic slate for the November election.

On a personal note, I would like to thank “Team Tamera” which grew to include too many wonderful friends to name individually, but who all know how much I appreciate them! I would especially like to thank my family, Joe, Lucia and Luke, for their unwavering support of my efforts.

Public service is a fundamental aspect of who I am, so I promise to stay actively involved in our community and to do the best I can to advance the community values that we all cherish.

Thank you,

Tamera Matteo

 

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

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